Tuesday, September 28, 2010

He's Eight, She's Seven!

Troy and Ashlyn had a birthday party last Saturday; and I risked life and limb to celebrate with the two of them at Roller Coasters skating rink in Hampton Cove. The last time I was in a roller rink was probably the 1980s, maybe the early 1990s. Suffice it to say, it’s been a long time since I donned shoes with wheels.

Saturday was the actual day of Ashlyn’s birthday – she was seven – and today is Troy’s big day, he is now eight! This is very hard to believe!

I don’t really know how it came about that this party was going to be at the roller rink; but let me tell you that place is popular! I wish I had thought of putting a roller rink out that way. The place was packed with kids of all ages and there must have been 10 kids having birthday parties there. They only have two party rooms and Jackie was able to secure one for Troy and Ashlyn. I think we had the room for 45 minutes because these people are turning a major profit on kids’ birthday parties!

I was in charge of taking photos but because of the stunt driving and the fact that I was running a little late (yes, me – I couldn’t believe it either!) I took all of nine photos – two of them are of the same thing. I’m so reliable! Thankfully Melissa, Jackie’s sister was there to take photos as well.

The kids were chowing down on some pizza when I arrived and soon after it was time to cut the cake! Ashlyn had a cookie cake (a girl after mine and Jackie’s heart) and Troy had red and yellow cupcakes – Gryffindor colors! Jackie had picked up some witch/wizard hats to put on top of the cupcakes and they turned out really cute.

Ashlyn's cookie cake - wish I had a slice right now!

Troy's Gryffindor cupcakes

After cake the kids hit the skate floor, and so did I. As I said, it has been a hot minute since I’ve been to the roller rink. I skated around the floor all of about six times and was sweaty and tired and went ahead and turned my skates in. Around the same time, the kids were getting ready for their game of laser tag and as I was putting on my shoes, they started playing “Thriller” by Michael Jackson and I got so excited! I had told Jackie earlier in the week I hoped they played that song because they used to play it every time I went to the roller rink when I was younger. I was so sad that I had turned my skates in and the guy working behind the counter was so slow there was no way I could have gotten a pair and gotten them on my feet in time to skate to even five seconds of the song.

When the kids went in for laser tag, I decided to head on out – there was an Alabama game on after all. The kids had a great time and got a lot of fun presents. Erika keeps saying she going to have a 1980s themed birthday party at the roller rink, and if she doesn’t do it this year, I may have to steal that idea from her, because it was a lot of fun! They also have some arcade games and one of my favorites…ski ball! I wanted to play, but never did – maybe next time. A very happy birthday to Troy and Ashlyn and many more!

This is the only photo I got of Troy - awesome, huh?

Ashlyn with Reagan in the foreground - she usually has her eyes opened.

The girls table

The boys table

Three girls - don't know who they are, but they are enjoying those cupcakes!

Jackie's nephew Dalton - he's approximately 9 feet tall!


Jackie said...

Thank you so much for bloggin about my kids!! We are having a little birthday dinner for Troy over at Mom and Tim's tonight if you want to come!!

Kimberly Washer said...

I love that you got to skate too!! I would love to go roller skating, but I don't think they have those over here. Maybe when I get home!

P.S. yes I did do a lot of blogging the last couple of days so you did have a lot to catch up on :)