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Birthday Celebrations Complete October 19, 2013

Filed under: Daily Blog — Robin @ findgoodineveryday @ 9:11 pm

We have officially finished celebrating Mason’s 8th birthday, so I feel that I can finally write this post.  The majority of Mason’s celebration was last weekend and on her actual birthday.  But she just had a party with 5 of her closest friends, so now we can all move on.  Not that I don’t love celebrating, but I’m glad to have this party behind us.  I could probably do a whole other post just on the drama and craziness of having six 2nd grade girls over, but I’ll just leave it at….   Whew!  We made it!

First of all, I can’t believe Mason is 8 now.  I don’t have her stats (height, weight) at this point since she goes in for her annual checkup on Tuesday.  I do know that she has grown a lot in the past year.  Physically, mentally, emotionally…  Has it really been 8 years since this?

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Somehow we survived, and here is my baby girl today.

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Can you tell she loves her birthday?  It was even more exciting since we had Nana, Papa and Kristin in town.  While the whole weekend was NOT focused on Mason’s birthday, we still made sure to have some fun using the family gathering as the excuse.

On Saturday we rented a minivan and headed to Sturbridge Village in Mass for a little history among the fall setting.

On Saturday we rented a minivan and headed to Sturbridge Village in Mass for a little history among the fall setting.

Luckily there were a lot of games for the kids to play.  They were actually quite good at the trundling hoop.

Luckily there were a lot of games for the kids to play. They were actually quite good at the trundling hoop.

Wouldn't be a history lesson without showing Cooper where his name comes from.

Wouldn’t be a history lesson without showing Cooper where his name comes from.

Everyone enjoyed the minivan features for the long ride home.

Everyone enjoyed the minivan features for the long ride home.

Sunday was the official day of rest....  ending in the very long wait to see the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the zoo.  Despite the long wait, it was pretty impressive.

Sunday was the official day of rest…. ending in the very long wait to see the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the zoo. Despite the long wait, it was pretty impressive.

Official birthday breakfast at T's.  They even gave us the special room.

Official birthday breakfast at T’s. They even gave us the special room.

Mason loved opening her presents!  She is one lucky gal.

Mason loved opening her presents! She is one lucky gal.

The big surprise, though, was getting her and Cooper their first pet!  A betta fish for each.  They've been quite the hit all week!

The big surprise, though, was getting her and Cooper their first pet! A betta fish for each. They’ve been quite the hit all week!

And what's a birthday without cake?

And what’s a birthday without cake?

Happy Birthday, Mason!  Your daddy and I love you so much and have enjoyed watching you grow over the past 8 years.  I just realized something, though….  This means we’re halfway to 16.  Hubba-wha?  I can’t even begin to think of that birthday celebration.  So for now, I’m just going to relish in these special moments.  And in another 8 years, we’ll look back on this post (and all the other birthday posts) and wonder where the time went….  and be thankful for all the wonderful  memories in between.

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2 Responses to “Birthday Celebrations Complete”

  1. Alaina Says:

    Happy birthday, Mason! Love that cake picture 🙂

  2. So glad Mason had a great birthday! Looks like a fun filled weekend with Nana, Papa, and Kristen on board!


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