Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Zachary is growing this a good thing?

This is the first year that Zachary wants to have a birthday party, but doesn't want it to have a theme. A little too babyish, I guess. His third birthday was great. He was obsessed with police cars and firetrucks, so we had his party at the Pleasant Grove Fire House. They have a party room and it was so amazing. He was in heaven.

They even let all of the children run the emergency siren for the city. That siren has always freaked me out. Growing up I heard it all too often whenever there were tornado watches/warnings and monthly tests.

So, here's my main problem: what on earth do I do with eight 11 year olds for two hours? We will feed them pizza & pop, cake & ice cream, but then what? I have a lot of fun games that they could play, but I am thinking that even those might be embarrassing for him. You know, since he's so grown up now. Ever since the dreaded "talk" and the maturation class at the school, he is so on a different playing field. Two weeks ago, he wanted another army birthday, but now...he is too old for that. WHERE DID MY BABY GO? I better hurry up and figure something out. Something that only a cool mom could think of.


The Eggett Clan said...

Amber you are always full of great ideas, I'm sure you'll come up with something. Sorry I'm not much help, I have no idea what 11 year olds like.

I remember Zach at that age, he's so stinkin cute. My how time flies.

Suzie said...

hmmm. let them film a movie, watch it and then post it here for me to see.

or take them up to the church.

Erika said...

I love that idea!! Have them make a movie, I always loved doing that when I was a "preteen". I don't really have ideas, the only thing I could think of was to hunt online for things and then to ask Brent... all he said was that his students (5th grade) all enjoy playing "Grand Theft Auto", but I'm not so sure that's a good idea.

It's so stupid/funny... several parents of his students won't let them watch or read Harry Potter because it's "witchcraft" but they play "M" video games and have no problem with R rated movies... does that make sense to anyone?!

It is a little sad he's "too old" for a theme. He was always so excited for his parties. Pretty soon he'll leaving on his mission!

Zack Church said...

Leaving on his mission? Sheesh, don't talk about that kind of stuff yet. But I guess I have to wake up and smell reality... it's just around the corner. The fact that Zacky's kind of growing out of certain things kind of made me think of Suzie's "Overnight, Or So It Seems" post from a few weeks ago. You know, it's good to see your kids grow and develop, but it's also sad in a way because they'll never be that age again. My little boy's growin' up!

Stacy said...

I am not sure if I am too late posting this comment, but I wanted to let you know that Gavin just went to a birthday party not long ago that he loved. Rock climbing at the Legacy Center. The boys mom made cute little goodie bags that had a couple feet of climbing robe so they could practice knots, a carabiner, power bars and candy. I thought it was a cute idea and the twelve year old thought it was "cool".