Sunday

You Rock!

First of all before this post really gets started, I wanted to say thank you  for all the awesome insight and comments on the previous post.  It’s encouraging to me to know there are others out there with a passion like mine to teach our children that character counts!  That’s the truth!

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Ok, now onto business…

Goofy Foot just celebrated his ninth birthday.  We always give our kids the option of a present from mom and dad or a small rock climb-025 copyparty with a few friends.  This year he chose to go rock climbing with his best buds from school.  It turned out to be really fun, and I didn’t even have to clean my house (Come on.  Admit you know what I’m talking about).  The boys climbed and climbed for an hour and a half.  As each friend took turns to climb the walls, the others would shout encouraging words to keep the climber             motivated, “You’re almost there!” …  “Just a little further!”

I was pretty impressed with these little guys!  They made it look easy, but it was seriously hard work!

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from his party:rock climb3funny boys rock climb cake

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I love you, Bud! 

You Rock!

Happy ninth birthday!!!

32 comments:

David and Marianne said...

What a GREAT way to spend your ninth birthday!! Such fun pictures... these precious years fly by with our kids, don't they?!!

3 Blessings said...

Such great pictures and I love the cake...I also love the parties where you don't have to clean your house. I know exactly what you are talking about.
Blessings,
Amy

He & Me + 3 said...

What an awesome fun party. Happy Birthday to your handsome 9 Year Old! I never do parties at my house for that reason:)

Christie said...

I love the idea of a choice between a party or present from mom and dad...nowdays parties and presents can easily get so expensive. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful and that cake is so cute!!

Steph said...

What a great idea! I want to do that for my next birthday! :) I love the idea of giving a choice between a gift or a party. I am going to tuck that one away.

Your little guy is so handsome!

Happy Birthday!

M3 said...

Wow, great pictures and great cake!!!

Kristi J said...

man, i wish i had your ability with the camera..My pics just stink compared to yours :) Happy birthday to your boy!! kristi

Rhonda said...

What awesome pictures and what a very special birthday party. Happy special birthday :-)

Joanna said...

Man, that does totally ROCK. Love that idea! So fun!

Angie said...

Looks like so much fun...my little boy would dig that party! We don't have anything like that here that I know of! They are all so cute!

Laura said...

I love your blog. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I wish I were as creative with my blog layout and pictures as you are...what are your secrets:-) You're children are just adorable! Fun Birthday party!

Hannah said...

I LOVE rock climbing!! What an awesome party! I totally know what you are talking about with the house...We had Sophia's pink party this weekend and THAT is why I am playing catch up on blogs :) I wanted to **Clean** (like company is coming clean) but I never found the time to get more than just your normal clean.

BTW... I love the pictures, the one of the three boys looks like some professional took it! Seriously, you are killing me with cute collages, photo-shop knowledge and now excellent photography...stop making me look bad :)

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CFMama said...

That was such a COOL cake! Happy Birthday

Leslie said...

ohhh i'd sooooo love to go to that party!!! FUN and cute as ever!

Tiaras said...

looks like one fab birthday party - love the cake

Thena said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. And you got to come home to a clean house, that wasn't destroyed by a bunch of boys. Priceless!!!

aamayna said...

Oh, we love to climb! I will have to remember that as a bday party idea. And the cake was awesome! Did you make that??

loki photography said...

The cake looks AWESOME! What a fun time.

Jaimee said...

He is soooo handsome! Happy Birthday DUDE! Love the b-day party and cake, you go super mom!!!!

Laura said...

Fun party and that cake is AWESOME!! I totally hear you on the not having the party at the house thing. It's like you get to clean twice for one party, before and after...just annoying! :)

Morgan said...

How fun! Great birthday party idea! I love climbing, so I always love exposing kids to it!

Amanda said...

My gads you are a fun mom. Like really. HOw awesome is that?? You could totally be inspiring a love int hose kids for a wonderful activity that they could enjoy for a LOVE time... WOW!! Most kids just send the birthday party guest home with a sugar high.

Well done Mom!!

Blessings-
Amanda

April said...

Love Love all the pics...and the cake is too cute too!!!!

Anita said...

What a fun day. I hope Goofy Foot had a happy birthday. What a awesome cake.

Anita

Julia said...

happy birthday!!

Hey! I gave you an award on my blog. please check it out! your blog inspires and encourages me. thank you!!

Jenna said...

Happy birthday to your little man :) The rock climbing looks like so much fun, i'm sure it is harder than it looks though!!! Love the cake too, that is awesome and couldn't be more perfect for the event!

Have a great week!

Castellanos Family said...

Love the editing. what did you use. I am very much into the vivid colors and it suits these photo's perfectly.

Pam said...

I just jumped over here from the sweetaspunkinpie. I love your blog!

I'm putting you on my iGoogle blog watch.

Beautiful pictures and graphics!

Will and Aileen said...

That looks like so much fun! (If I were 9 years old and in good shape, that is!)

Erin said...

Wow looks like a great time! Love the cake and the goofy pictures! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

That is FABULOUS! Love the shots too! :)

Would LOVE to find a place like that for Jackson's b-day in January.