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Hard to believe that I am now a proud mother of a 7 year old.


These seven years have breezed by, it seemed like time is moving extra fast with him for some reason. Maybe because he is my little bestie. My actual real life mini me. My mom often says that she doesn’t understand how or why but he is just like I was at his age. He does quirky things that I used to do without ever seeing me do these things like change into different accents at will, or request to learn how to properly use a knife and fork.SAMSUNG CSC

Last year we had an intimate family dinner, and this year we decided to go big or go home. We decided to have a gymnastics party at our local sports center. I invited 14 kids and told the host that we were expecting 11, which was perfect because I had 3 last minute cancellations. This made me feel very happy because it felt like finally I had gotten things RIGHT with the invitation situation. We had a room full of kids READY to go.

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The kids were so excited to participate in the activity. There was a lot of jumping and rolling.

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Josh was especially happy because in addition to his friends and family, some of his school friends came to the party as well. This was a big win for me because the life of a working mom doesn’t allow much for much parent meeting so the fact that they came just on the invitation was a nice opportunity for me to meet parents from his class.7th Birthday Party-4301

Finally it was time for pizza and cake! I gathered all the children around and he blew out the candles on his birthday cake, and just like that we celebrated 7. He gave me the biggest hug and thanked me for his party, which of course turned me into a puddle of nellie. We can’t have big birthday parties every year but we want to make sure that they each get one every other year.7th Birthday Party-4381 7th Birthday Party-4382

How often do you do big parties for your kids? Have you ever been to a gymnastics party?

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CARLA March 21, 2016 - 5:20 am

These photos are so stunning as well.
You must frame the first one <3 <3

Janine Huldie March 21, 2016 - 6:52 am

Aw, Happy Birthday to your son, Nellie and my oldest will be 7 in July now, too. We have also done gymnastics parties for both girls in the past and have been huge hits in the past. Glad to see all the kids enjoyed his, too 🙂

Kimberly March 21, 2016 - 7:26 am

What a cute idea for a birthday party! Happy Birthday to your little boy!

Allie March 21, 2016 - 7:45 am

How does this happen every year? Make it stop!!! The cuteness factor is off the charts here Nellie!!! And I just love that he is your bestie and mini me because I SO get that!!! My boys are up next for 7 years and I could cry thinking about it. Last year we went BIG and this year they get one friend each for an all day adventure. It should be interesting 🙂
Looks like an amazing party and an amazing family! xoxoxo and Happy Birthday little man!!

Kita March 21, 2016 - 8:38 am

Mine turns 7 next month! The time is flying. I have never had her a birthday party so this year the hubs had actually put aside money before he passed to have her a nice big party and that is just what we will do. We are shutting down the skating rink and I am inviting 30 kids….the parents better bet there too. The gym idea is a great idea especially for their age.

Aliah March 21, 2016 - 8:43 am

Happy Birthday to your little man! He is getting more and more handsome (both of your boys are)–how is that possible! My oldest son had a gymnastics party when he was 4 and it was a lot of fun so seeing your pictures brought back great memories. As the boys get older, it depends on the year–sometimes they want a sleepover or they want a big party. The best part is seeing all the smiles and seeing them enjoy their special day. Happy Bday again–7 is so much fun!

K. Elizabeth of YUMMommy March 21, 2016 - 10:55 am

They grow so fast! Glad he enjoyed his party. A gymnastics party is definitely out of the box and unique. I haven’t had a chance to throw either of my kids a big party as Moo has insisted on having small ones or none at all and my little guy gets overwhelmed in crowds at times. Fingers crossed that this will be year one of them will let throw a big shindig.

Ana March 21, 2016 - 11:32 am

Happy Birthday to your son!

Nellie March 21, 2016 - 8:33 pm

thanks my love <3

Yum Yucky March 21, 2016 - 11:58 am

Look at him in this cute little bow tie. So darn cute!!

Andrea March 21, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Happy birthday to your precious one. What a cutie. Looks like the party was a blast. We don’t do them all the time, either. We haven’t had a huge party in a while, and last year we took her out w. her best friend. This year was more mellow. Just us three. It’s fun to see them grow and enjoy different things.

Tamara March 21, 2016 - 3:42 pm

He’s so handsome! And the photos are divine. That last one is so great because he looks just like you in it. And the second to last looks like a professional shot. Nice!
How is he 7, though? Didn’t he just turn five???

Leslie March 21, 2016 - 8:18 pm

Oh goodness, he’s still so dapper and cute! Seven just feels so OLD…but we say that every year, don’t we? Gymnastics parties are huge around here, and pretty much always a hit.

Quiana March 23, 2016 - 11:39 am

Ahhhh I’m totally in love with that last pic! What a great idea for a fun, active winter birthday part – so glad you guys had an awesome time =)

Jenni March 30, 2016 - 10:10 am

Happy Belated Birthday to your son! He brought in 7 looking sharp!
Our god-daughter had a gymnastics party last year. It was lots of fun.

LaShawn April 6, 2016 - 7:36 am

How is this possible?!?! When did he grow up! Happy 7th Birthday to him!! Looks like he had so much fun!


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