Thursday, April 6, 2017

Palmer's Birthday Weekend

For Palmer's birthday, this year was a non-birthday party year.  I recently chose to alternate the years in which Palmer and Grace have parties so that it helps to manage expectation, teaches gratitude for the party event, and helps this mama out with two back to back spring birthdays!
Palmer and I have been talking about what he would do for his special day for quite some time and not once did I ever hear him complain about NOT having a party.

Palmer's first non-party year turned out to be so much more fun (in my opinion) than any party year.  Palmer got to spread out the fun and spend a day planning the activities that HE wanted to do to make his day special.  He started his birthday celebrating as early as three weeks prior with a trip to a magic show with Grampi.

At school on the birthday weekend, he celebrated with birthday donuts and a delivered power ranger balloon (which Palmer told me his teacher only had to threaten to take away one time.  Not bad.)
Any parent's dream, Palmer decided he wanted to go to Chuck E Cheese and invite cousin Elle.  Palmer insisted we bring the birthday balloon as our "party decorations"!
The next morning, we cashed in on a Christmas present from Nana and Palmer experienced indoor sky diving at iFly with PawPaw and Coleton (who also had pending Christmas presents to use!)
We followed the high flying with a hibachi lunch and then cake with his baseball team at an evening game.

The next morning, our sweet neighbor helped set up Palmer's present from Aunt Samantha, a zip line for the backyard (Rick was out of town for the installation endeavor!)  Flying high thru the trees was such a fun way to cap the big birthday weekend.
Happy Birthday, Palmer! Let's do it again next year!


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