Monday, November 25, 2013

Celebrating Dylan's 9th Birthday

I dragged my heels and lived in denial, but it happened...my firstborn baby turned 9 years old! NINE!  The very last single digit birthday.

The night before his birthday, I went to dinner and to see Catching Fire with a group of friends.  I got home late, but Grant and I spent some time blowing up balloons and filling his room with them, wrapping presents, and taping up his doorway with streamers.

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On the morning of his birthday, he had to get up early for school, but he was so excited, because it was his big day!

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Donuts for breakfast is a birthday tradition! We sang to Dylan before he ate his donut.

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Dylan's big present was going to wait until the evening, but we wanted him to start his day with something little.  Pokemon cards for this Pokemon-obsessed kid was the perfect choice!

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I sent Dylan off to school with a hug and a kiss.  It was the first time he was away from me all day on his birthday, and I'm not going to lie...I hated it! Instead of sneaking in and giving him a kiss at 8:54 AM, all I could do was think of the day he was born.

Dylan ended up having a great day.  He handed out cookies to his class at lunch time, and a few of his friends gave him little gifts. 

After school, he got to visit my parents for a little bit.  They had a big gift to give him at his party, but they wanted to give him something little for his birthday.  He was thrilled with his Call of Duty Mega Blocks set!

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When Grant got home from work, we took Dylan out to eat. He chose his favorite restaurant, The Deck House, for dinner.  He got to spin the birthday wheel, and won a gift card to a nearby arcade!

As soon as we got home, he wanted to open his big present! 

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He was THRILLED!

I'm so glad my sweet boy had a great birthday!

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Dylan kept thanking us for everything we had done for him!  He said it was his best birthday ever!

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And just like that, his birthday came to an end, and he was officially nine!!!

The next day, the celebration continued with two birthday parties.  We have a huge family and a large group of friends, so if we have the parties at our house, we have to split them.  That afternoon, we celebrated with family!

Dylan chose a Red vs Blue Halo theme.  My mom always makes the cakes, and he was so excited about his cake this year!

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It was a fun party.  Dylan loved all of his gifts and we had a great time celebrating with some of our closest family members!

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We didn't get a break between the parties.  Some friends arrived before the last family members had left!

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Soon, our house was completely full again, and we repeated the birthday activities.

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The party ended with a sleepover.  Cousin Aubrey slept over with Lexie and Lily, and Dylan's friends (Dom, Logan, Alex, Ryder, and Jack) slept over in his room.  Let's just say there were a lot of kids sleeping over and it was very noisy the next morning!

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Dylan had said he had the best birthday and party ever!  Nine is going to be a good year!

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12 comments:

  1. Awe! So fun! I bet he couldn't stop smiling :)

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  2. Oh gosh the pic of him holding Logan is so cute!

    Glad he had a nice 2 day celebration. Happy Birthday, again, buddy!

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  3. Goodness he has some beautiful eyes! They were shining in every pic! Happy birthday sweet boy. Hard to believe, right? Drives me crazy how fast these kiddos grow up!! Love that he got a tv!! I got one, too for my 9th birthday and I STILL remember that!! haha!!

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  4. What a fun birthday!!! How sweet that he kept thanking you guys!!!

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  5. So glad he had a good birthday. I was totally in denial when Nick turned 10. I still haven't come to terms with it. :(

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  6. Happy Birthday Dylan!! He looks so happy in all the pics! Sounds like a great bday :)

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  7. What an awesome few days he had!!! I love the streamers and balloons - what a great way to make it TRULY their day!!! Awesome!!!

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  8. It looks like he had a great birthday.

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  9. I bet he was worn out after all that partying! Glad he had such a special few days!

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  10. How fun! And how nice that your mom makes the cakes!! Very cool and special.

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  11. He looks so happy! happy birthday to your little man.

    P.S. love the added pic of Liam to your header : )

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  12. i know i am super late on this but sounds like he had a perfect day!!!!

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