This is the list of birthdays that we celebrate as we go forward. Even if it's just a card or a e-card I make sure I acknowledge EACH of these birthday for different reasons ;)
2 ~ Avery (our youngest)
3 ~ Jamie, good friend
6 ~ Brian (my brother)
8 ~ Rachel (our daughter)
9 ~ Courtney (bf's dd ~ 1 yr younger then my dd
~ they like celebrating together somehow ;))
11 ~ Dalton (same bf's ds ~ 1 yr. younger then
my Avery, again celebrate together)
15 ~ My mother in-laws
17 ~ Luke (our oldest nephew)
21 ~ Justin (our oldest son)
24 ~ Mine
11 ~ Jeremiah (middle nephew)
16 ~ Jason (the hubby ;) )
Seems like I'm missing someone on this
list but I can't recall who.
11 ~ Virginia (sister in-law)
17 ~ My mom
19 ~ Carmen (another sister in-law)
PLUS Mother's Day!!
So as you can see we're busy with the birthdays!! Do you have a 'season' in your family where it seems like all you do is celebrate birthdays or are they pretty spread out?
It's hard with the kids because we try to make each of their days, special BUT it gets expensive too!! Let's just say by the time my birthday rolls around on the 24th there isn't much hoopla, no cake, no presents, no parties (not like someone my age needs a party, but still), nothing usually, maybe dinner out my choice BUT seeing as how Justin's is 3 days before he gets to choose usually.
So far this is what I know we're doing for our kids. Avery is having cake & ice cream at Grandma & Grandpa's house on Sunday. We'll celebrate at least his & Rachel's with my parents, maybe a few others (we've invited 3 others) then. He's getting a new bike from us, he's outgrown his other one!!
The next Saturday Rachel will have 2 hours of ballet, then probably her cake with his side of the family since he has all those sisters to better appreciate a Hannah Montana theme LOL! She's also wanting to go ice skating. So maybe on Friday we'll go to the after school skate hours, and take along 4-5 friends. That is all I can afford to invite ice skating and still afford presents!!!
We're not sure what we'll do once the 21st rolls around. If it's nice he might get to go play golf with Dad & someone else but we'll just have to figure that out later.
Now...I need to order a CARS cake for this weekend, call the Ice Rink and verify hours for next Friday AND see if we can get a group discount FIRST!