Shocks! Pegs! Lucky!
Brig got a new bike for his birthday. Traditionally, the boys get a b-b gun for their 10th birthday (if it sounds like we have a lot of traditions - well, we have a few. I've just got a lot of kids so it seems like more). But Brig really needed a new bike! And he loves it!
Brig kept asking when he was going to have his birthday party. I was supposed to go out of town this last weekend, so when it was canceled at the last minute, I told him - Saturday! So, Thursday I sat down to make the invitations... What to do? I can't have a party in the back yard - well, I could but between the dog poo and the sharp rock landscaping, it wouldn't be much fun. But do I really want a bunch of 10 year old boys in my house? I'm considering a park... but, what to do?
Then I opened up an e-mail from the Captain suggesting we could go to the Get Outdoors Day event being held at Tingley Beach. I love that name. It makes you think of a beach that's all fizzy and bubbly. I like this idea, so I make up the invitation and invite the kids to come with us or to bring their family and meet up with us to celebrate Brig's birthday. A couple of families met
us them there (I was sick. I ended up staying home with the young'un while the Captain ran the show).
Can you say Brilliant?! Not the sickness - the party! It was the easiest party I've ever thrown. All I did was print up the invite, answer a couple of RSVP's and make cupcakes! Then everyone else did the work and the kids had a blast!
There was climbing!
Remote control sailing!
More climbing! (we provided the pizza)
More climbing! (they provided the wall)
And a Tingley beach!
Friends to block the wind from blowing out the candles...
And friends to provide the gifts!
I'd say all I had to do was to show up, but I didn't even have to do that! Actually, I feel bad about that. It was a great day, or so I hear! And guess what else? They came home with the biggest treat bags full of frisbees, buttons, balls, pencils, bumper stickers, pedometers, and all kinds of trinkets that mom's just love! A couple of my friends even won drawings.
And here's the kicker - it's an annual event!
Happy Birthday Brig!
Click on link to find out more about national Get Outdoors month in your corner of the world and to plan your kid's next successful birthday bash! Did I mention it was all free?
Utah, you're not too late! June 19th is your Venture Outdoors Festival held in Millcreek Canyon!