A Whole Decade

A Whole Decade

A decade.  10 years.  It’s seems like such a long time when you say it.  It can feel like an eternity.  But it really flies by.  It’s gone before you know it.  Jaren just had his 10th birthday this week.  We celebrated with a roller skating party per his request.  He had some of his friends there and we had a blast.  The entire time I was thinking, “Wow!  My baby is 10 years old now!”  It’s an incredible thought.

A big shout out and a “Thank you!” to my sister who helped out immensely with planning!  She caught the “Pinterest Bug” and put together a Minecraft Party that he was proud of.  Just take a look at his smile to see for yourself!

The Birthday Boy

Now that’s one happy kid!  Everyone had a fun time!  The twins didn’t skate, but they did enjoy the pizza and the music.  I have a feeling when they are a little older, they will be racing around the rink like their older brothers.

Pizza After her pizza All smiles!

The goody bags were all themed as well!

Goody Bags Goody bag contents

The skating was fun, too.  Olivia and Rhonin enjoyed skating together, and they both ditched the skating frames after a while and took off without them!  I am so proud!  Rhonin took a few tumbles, but another mother there put it well: “He’s a warrior.”  He just got up, dusted himself off, and kept going.  He’s fearless!


Jaren was a great host, too!  He spent some time skating, but when his guests wanted to play air hockey instead, he stepped off the rink and joined them.  We spotted a friend’s mother there as well and he went to go give her a goody bag to take home to her son.  It turns out it wasn’t her, but her identical twin sister!  Not only did Jaren give her a goody bag for his friend, but he gave away his own goody bag to his friend’s cousin who was there so he wouldn’t feel left out.  He gave it away without hesitation even though he doesn’t know his friend’s cousin at all.  He has such a heart of gold!  I am so proud of him.  He’s an amazing young man!

All in all, it was an incredibly fun party!  Good times with good friends!

After a long day skating with the best of friends!