Rockin’ The Birthday Party

Can’t type much. Am too tired. Not only from Declan’s great birthday party at Monkey Bizness today, but also from the hours of opening presents afterwards (seriously, friends, you are all too generous)! Let’s just say we had a great day, my kid is overwhelmed and now dreaming of his wonderful 5th birthday right now.

But I wouldn’t be me without leaving you with a few photos from the day.


Declan’s first time on a climbing wall!

Here is the seriously huge slide that had adults slamming into the wall at the bottom… Luckily it’s all inflatable, so no concussions.

Here is Julie/Mothergoosemouse’s Tacy having a go at the climbing wall. The Monkey Bizness lady wasn’t very helpful the first go around, but after some encouragement, Tacy tried again and did awesome!

Seriously, dudes. They never had climbing apparatus like this when we were kids.

Shiloh and Chloe checking out the smaller (less lethal) slide.

We brought Declan’s friend Dalio with us because his brother had a soccer game. The two of them apparently chattered like, well… monkeys, the whole way home. A major sign of any party’s success.

The theme of the party was (duh, his favorite), the movie Cars. So were the presents. Let’s just say, it looks like Lightening McQueen threw up inside my house right now.


Oh, and my favorite line from my kid today? As he was eating cake (OK, as he was eating the frosting and leaving the cake for the squirrels), he said he only liked the colored frosting. Because the white frosting “had no flavor.”

That’s my boy.

This article has 18 comments

  1. joansy

    Happy Birthday Dex!
    Looks like a fantastic party. Congrats.

  2. Meghann

    Happy Birthday Declan!

    Wow, I can’t believe our “November 02” babies are turning 5. *sniff*

  3. Karen

    Happy Birthday Dex! That slide looked awesome. There should be parties for adults at those places!

  4. zenrain

    Happy Birthday Dex!! Looks like a great party!! We’ll celebrate with you in a few weeks 🙂

  5. Sue at nobaddays

    Wheeeeee! (Me coming down the slide with you all.) Happy birthday Declan!

  6. Catherine

    Happy happy birthday, Declan!!

    What a great-sounding party for a great kid.

  7. Gretchen

    Looks like a great time was had by all!

  8. painted maypole

    Why do we even bother with the cake part? why don’t we just decorate a large plate with frosting and call it a day? MQ is the same way!

  9. soccer mom in denial

    Happy Birthday!! And congratulations to the parents for having such an awesome little guy.

    I like how kids just eat the frosting and leave the cake. I would eat all the cake first THEN eat the frosting to “save the best”. I should’ve just done what kids do today!!

  10. TxGambit

    Happy Birthday Dex!!!!!

    That party looks like a blast.

  11. Tree

    What an awesome birthday party!!!

    I want to hold a party for adults at MB!

  12. mayberry

    That place looks seriously fun. Happy birthday Declan!

  13. carrie

    Wow, you pretty much rocked his birthday party!!!

    Happy, happy day to your little man!

  14. Sizzle

    had no flavor! ha!

    looks like a blast.

  15. nutmeg

    Okay, getting wierd! Is the 8th actually Declan’s birthday, because it’s Finn’s too! And do you actually know any ugly people?

  16. aimee / greeblemonkey

    Thanks all!!!!

    And Meg, his b-day is actually Sept 13th… Friday the 13th! But we’re close! 🙂

  17. Doodaddy

    Oh, man, I wish we had one of those here, and I’m so anti-Gymboree, too!

  18. samantha Jo Campen

    That pic of Dex on the climbing wall is just too damn cute I can’t even stand it!

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