nani turned 7 in march of this year and for some reason we never had a party for her. last year we didn't have a party for her either (i know we sound like lame parents!). so, when we found out that we were for sure moving, and the girls would be leaving all of their friends behind, we decided that nani needed to have a birthday party. but what do you do when you are leaving before her next birthday?
well, we celebrate with a half birthday party, of course! i looked it up online and her actual 1/2 birthday is this sunday, september 21st. what perfect timing!
so, tonight we had a little skate party for the half birthday girl! and when i say a skate party, all you have to do is imagine the skate center you used to go to as a child! seriously, we walked into this place and all of the adults were taken back to their youth. the first thing mitch said was, "this looks exactly like the place i skated at as a child back in albuquerque!" from the disco ball, to the carpet, to the paint on the walls, not to mention the 80's music and the smell. i am positive it is all original! yuck, don't even talk to me about how dirty the place must have been! but all that aside, the kids had a blast!!
check out the color of the walls!
uh-oh lala! it took a little time for her to get her skate legs. look at that carpet! ugh!
unfortunately, it was too dark on the skate rink to get any photos out there. all of what i got was in the bright green and yellow and red painted party room.
stephanie, an amazingly talented cake decorator made nani's cake and it turned out adorable!
once everyone left and we packed up the car to leave nani said, "this was the best birthday party i've ever had!" music to a parents ears!
one party down, one to go! (that's kawena "smiling" for the camera!)