January is always a very busy month for us. Most people after New Year's get settled back to normal life. Not our family. We just keep on celebrating away! Lexi and Carter's birthdays are just a couple days apart from each other. We also have 2 out of our 3 dads birthdays and many extended family who celebrate theirs in Jan. as well. It been a lot of fun, but I am partied out!!!
Lexi turned 11!!! I can't believe how fast the time goes. She is turning into a beautiful young woman right before our eyes. She has got a zest for life and generally just loves people.
For her birthday she had school and dance practices so it didn't leave much time to do anything else. We did however, go get frozen yogurt in between everything. She got a new American Girl doll and money to go shopping. She was more than happy!
Carter turned 9. He is still my sweet, sweet boy. This year it was his turn to have a party (he and Lexi alternate years, it is to crazy for me to have them a few days apart from each other!)
When I asked Carter what kind of party he wanted he said all he wanted to do was play basketball with his friends. Where do you play basketball with 10+ boys in the middle of January? I called and reserved our church house the next day! It worked out perfect and said it was the best birthday ever!
Of course I did the whole basketball theme and it was probably the easiest party I have ever done!
I kept it really simple!
We had the boys come in their basketball clothes. Paul had them doing all sorts of drills when they got there and had fun music playing. We split them up and they played a game of basketball and we had a pinata, played a Utah Jazz Match-Up game, opened presents, and had Gatorade, cake, and Popsicles and watched "Space Jam" the movie! It was great!