Monday, September 15, 2008

Tanners Birthday Party

Well, we made it through another crazy weekend, with every minute accounted for. Our Saturday started at 9:45am. Tyson and Tanner had a baseball game, it lasted for an hour. At 11am, Tanners party started, it went until 1pm. At 1:30, we had the BYU football game, which they won, YEAH. And to end the day, we had a primary ice cream social at 6:30. I seriously don't know when our days got so busy, but again, looking at this week, its just as crazy. But enough about how busy our lives are. Now for the real reason for this post. Tanners fun pirate party on Saturday. We told him he could invite 7 kids, one kids for each year of age. Problem was, by the time we came up with 7 kids, we had just over half of his 1st grade class invited, so we just decided to invite all of them rather than have someone with hurt feelings. It worked out well. We ended up having ten kids over. Once everyone got here, we started a treasure hunt that my mom helped me with. She is so clever when it comes to riddles and rhymes. I asked her to help and two hours later, she emails me nine clues to find a treasure! I think the kids had fun. My great sister was up here helping me, otherwise, there was no way I would have been able to pull it off. She decorated the cake so cute, you would have thought it came from the store, but I didn't have to pay $25 for it, and it looked much cuter. Its a treasure chest on a beach. So, so cute!! We found our treasure, then came home for pizza. After that, we opened our treasure, (hitting a treasure box pinata) picked the "gold" (candy) out of the grass and came in and had cake and ice cream and opened presents. All the kids went home with a bag full of candy, a pirate patch, a hook and a pirate bandanna. There were some other little things in their goody bag as well, but just random things. It was a fun day. And now Tanner has more toys than he knows what to do with. Yeah for my birthday present to help organize them!!Easting pizza!
Opening presents.
Hunting for "gold" (candy) in the grass.
Eating cake!

5 comments:

Cori said...

WOW! I can't believe he's seven! Crazy how time flies. Your mom has always been so creative. Happy Birthday Tanner!

Melissa said...

How fun! Great cake too!

Connie said...

What a fun birthday party. You are lucky to have a sister help with stuff like that. She makes all of our lives just a little easier.

The Tarin Family said...

My Gosh! Is he already 7!? I can't believe how fast time flies! I'm sorry I didn't call to wish him Happy Birthday... I thought about him, but it never clicked to call. I hope he wasn't sad about it. Tell him I love him though and Happy Belated Birthday from the Tarin's over here in Germany.
Looks like he had tons of fun!

Melissa said...

I can't believe how big Tanner is! WOW!