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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Birthday

Happy 8th Birthday!!

Growing up, the birthdays in my family were from late August-early November.  So, I had no experience really planning and celebrating summer birthdays until my miracle baby was born.  There happen to be some differences between celebrating a summer birthday and celebrating fall birthdays.

Having a summer birthday means no one looks at you strange when you take ice cream sandwiches for your school birthday treat.  :)  Although I think that ice cream is good ANY time of year, there are those people out there who think it is too cold for ice cream at certain times of year.  Not at the end of the school year.   Remembering to bring treats may be difficult for summer birthdays (especially when the parent has a TBI)  They are not in school on their birth date, so it requires some other kind of reminder to make sure a birthday celebration happens before the end of the year.  I think every school party includes the game "Heads Up, 7 Up."  It must be the favorite of every grade school aged kiddo.

Summer birthdays also have some other great opportunities.  Our son chose to spend his birthday at the swimming pool.  He has had birthday celebrations in the past the have included water activities and a lot of playing outside and parties at the park.  It is much more difficult to plan those things during other times of year.  Summer birthdays can also involve fun trips to places away from home--Chuck E Cheese (closest one is 3 1/2 hours away), Omaha Zoo, etc. This year our son will get to celebrate at Six Flags over Texas.  I guess you can take a trip on  a weekend at other times of the year and do something special, but it probably won't be an outside activity or amusement park.  :)

Birthdays are great any time of year!!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Look at the Great Monster Truck Tracks on the Cake!!!

Not everyone gets to celebrate their birthday at Campmeeting!!

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