Talking Birthday Parties

Hey There, Friends! Whew! We knew it’d happen the second I birthed baby boy #2. It was inevitable. We finally had two full blown big baseball weekends where each boy was playing tournament ball. {They both played last year but Bowen was still in Coach Pitch so it felt a little different.}. It just so happened they were on complete opposite sides of Dallas/Ft. Worth. What are the odds?! Right? I’m talking eighty-six miles apart to be exact. Tab googled it just to be sure the fields were as far away almost as they possibly could have been. 🙂

Bowen and Nixon are both playing this season so it’ll happen a lot this spring but it was a lot of emotions on this mama. Do you know what I mean? I’m definitely an internalizer who takes on the burdens of others and I’m not sure it’s ever more evident than when my kid is on the mound and the bases are loaded. Ha! It turned out to be such a good weekend. We didn’t come home with first place rings on their fingers, BUT as we sat around the restaurant table late Sunday evening {no way was I cooking dinner at 7:15 p.m. on a Sunday} we discussed all the good, all the stuff we learned, and all the ways we’ll do it a little different next time. And for that, it was all worth it. Even the dirty hair and the laundry that was WAY piled up.

Not only is baseball season upon us but our family of six decided to split our birthdays into just three out of the twelve months. We have two birthdays in April, two birthdays in August, and two in November. So, we’re also about to kickoff birthday month for Ebby Lee and Nixon! In the spirit of all things BIRTHDAY, here are some birthday party ideas from the past. I know we’re often trying to come up with a fun theme and hopefully this might give someone an idea…

Bowen’s 9th Football Birthday Getaway

Bowen’s 8th Top Golf Birthday

Bowen’s 7th Video-Gamin’ Birthday

Bowen’s 6th Gym Birthday

Bowen’s 5th Western Birthday

Bowen’s 2nd Chick-fil-A Birthday

Bowen’s 1st Firetruck Food Court Birthday

Britt’s 6th Birthday on the Farm

Britt’s 5th American Girl Birthday

Britt’s Tutus and {Breakfast} Tacos 3rd Birthday

Britt’s 2nd Hat Creek Birthday

Ebby Lee’s 11th Quarantine Birthday

Ebby Lee’s 10th Birthday

Ebby Lee’s Great Wolf Lodge Birthday

Ebby Lee’s 7th Painting Party

Ebby Lee’s 5th Painting Party

Ebby Lee’s 4th Princess Party

Easter Birthday Party-Ebby Lee’s 3rd & Nixon’s 2nd Birthday

LumberJack and Jill Party-Ebby Lee’s 2nd & Nixon’s 1st Birthday

Ebby Lee’s 1st Candy Birthday

Nixon’s 10th Quarantine Birthday

Nixon’s 9th Urban Air Birthday

Nixon’s 8th Football Birthday

Nixon’s 6th Bowling Birthday

Nixon’s 5th Zoo Birthday

Nixon’s 3rd Dog Party

I’m sure I missed a party or two, but it’s a big round-up! And speaking of birthday parties, the Besties are breaking down BIRTHDAY PARTIES in our latest podcast episode! In episode 37, Shay and I are talking about all things birthday parties. From ideas to themes to planning to budgets, we cover all the things related to birthday parties! And as always we answer some reader questions as well. We hope you listen!

And a big BIRTHDAY shout out to my mom {you probably know her here as T-Nonnie}! We love you and hope you have the BEST day!

See you tomorrow!


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  1. 3.29.22
    Elspeth said:

    What a fun topic! I can’t wait to listen!

  2. 3.29.22
    Sheaffer said:

    I’m guessing it’s the same way I felt when Carter was goalie. My heart could barely take it!!!!

  3. 3.29.22

    I always feel so grateful to have a friend like YOU who often reminds me to slow down and enjoy the moment instead of rushing to get #allthethings done.