Wednesday, September 17, 2008

HaPPy BiRthDaY ZaNe...

Better late than never... Zane turned 7 Years old on Saturday Sept. 13th. Zanes personality is such a 3rd child, he always seems to go along with whatever is happening. Hardly ever will you hear him complain about not wanting to do something. When he giggles it is so contagious, there is no way you can not laugh along with him.
One thing that I will always remember and love so much about Zane... This started when he was just little (maybe 3 years old) He would be watching a show, or playing outside, or playing with toys... he would stop whatever he was doing, come up to me and say "mom... I love you". Sometimes it would be follwed by a big hug but most of the time he was in the room just long enough to say he loved me then run back to whatever he had been doing. This would sometimes happen 5+ times in a day. It was the best when he would come all the way from outside just to tell me that. It has slowed down some as he has grown up but he still will occasionally stop what he is doing to tell me he loves me. It melts my heart every time.

So... since he is such an amazing kid his birthday kinda snuck up on us. (the other kids are usually counting down for their birthdays and reminding us DAILY) We were such slackers when it came to planning his party. It was Wednesday when I told James "we really need to plan SOMETHING for him." When we asked Zane what type of party he wanted he couldn't was a toss up between Star Wars or Transformers, so we did Star Wars.

I looked online to find some ideas for his party. I read about someone that taped up black garbage bags around the whole room to make it look like space. It sounded like such a great idea that we had to do it. James informed me AFTER he was done that he will NEVER do that again. It did look cool though, and the kids just loved being in there.
James putting up the garbage bags...

View from the kitchen...
The kids put up a ton of white sticker dots all around the room to make it look like stars, then we used our black light from Halloween to make everything glow. It doesn't look as cool in pictures as it did in person.

I know...LAME cake, but Zane thought it was cool.
Gage was in charge of the Jedi Training. He put together an obstacle course for the kids.

Here they are using their Jedi mind powers trying to figure out what the other is doing...
...and of course you need to practice you fighting skills if your going to become a Jedi Master.
Zane and his Buddies!
We had no idea what to get him this year. We were out shopping Thursday when we spotted this electric scooter and knew that was the gift. It took him a minute before he realized that it wasn't a regular scooter... after that all he said was "Awesome...awesome..."
Happy Birthday Zane-Man...We LOVE YOU!!!


Cyndi said...

whoo hoo Zainy-Brainy! Happy birthday! WE LOVE ZANE!!!

Whitney said...

He is such a great kid, Morgan really likes to play with him though she will not be admitting that anytime soon. You are sooo creative what a fun party!