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The cold never bothered me anyway

Happy birthday Dylan!

I may have been conspicuously absent this week. You see it is half way through the birthday season here in our zip code. This week was Dylan’s birthday week.

Dylan turned 7 this week. As when I was a kid we started the week off with her favorite birthday dinner. The birthday dinner she asked for was at Texas Roadhouse. She later asked if her best friend from school could join her for her birthday dinner. Well, its her birthday, why not?

I think she had a good time for her birthday dinner

I guess she had a good time for her birthday dinner

We waited till the weekend to have her birthday party. She choose the locally trendy Carolina Ice Palace for her shindig.

What, ice?



Hasn’t there been enough cold already?

We had a great time. As part of the party everyone gets to skate for an hour.


Watch out for Mom!

Watch out for Mom!

True to form, in this Frozen themed ice palace we saw a Princess Elsa (above) and a Queen Ana (below)

skyeEveryone had some ‘walkers’ or ‘skaters’ to help them if they were new to skating. But it didn’t take my ‘A’ student long to figure it out…

She continued to learn and pick up speed until she more closely resembled a hockey player more than Princess Elsa

Did someone yell Pizza!


Then there was the traditional cake and ice cream and birthday song.

It was a good 7th birthday for her. At the end of the day we asked her what her favorite part of the day was?

She said having her (long lost childhood friend/ first neighbor/ first best) friend Drayton show up  at the party.

Drayton and his family were our neighbors when lil D was born and the two became good friends, as we all did in Dylan’s early days….

the-gang      d nd 2d n d 3

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But his family moved away on assignment 3 or 4 years ago and they each grew up a bit in the meantime.

That is one pure smile with her buddy Drayton

That is one pure smile with her buddy Drayton

It was nice to see those two still good friends after all the time past and not feeling too awkward.

Next to come in this wonderful birthday season is the visit of Aunt Sue and the girl’s grand parents for more birthday gifts and surprises, followed by Easter and the Easter bunny, followed by Skylar’s b-day two weeks later. She is planning something much more low key at the local bouncy, jumpy trampoline place…


Stay tuned!

Stay tuned! We know that’s where she wants to go but everything else is still up in the air…

Drayton, along with all Dylan’s good friend stopping by, seemed to be the perfect cap on a great birthday party, at the end of a fun-filled birthday week at the frosty and Frozen Ice Palace. Yes, it was still a chilly afternoon, inside and out of the skating rink. Its OK though. The cold never bothered me anyway.



I thought I heard someone holler “Boat Drinks!

Someone get me two more boat drinks. I’d rather go where its warm..

Boat drinks,later that night we had boat drinks
Visitors just scored on the home rink
Everything seems to be wrong

Lately, newspapers mentioned cheap airfare
I’ve got to fly to Saint somewhere
I’m close to bodily harm

Twenty degrees and the hockey games on
Nobody cares; they are way too far gone
Screamin’ “Boat drinks,” somethin’
To keep them all warm.

This morning I shot six holes in my freezer
I think I got cabin fever

Somebody sound the alarm

Server, I think I need two more boat drinks
Then I’m headin south ‘fore my dream shrinks
I gotta go where it’s warm

I gotta go where its warm!

Happy birthday Dylan!

Happy Spring everyone!

I’m headed south to St. Somewhere.

I need to find some place warm..

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13 thoughts on “The cold never bothered me anyway

  1. Thanks Cassye. Birthday packages from their grandparents this week were all wrapped in Frozen wrapping paper. Frozen board games and breakfast cereal. Yes if the movie went out of fashion so would half of their wardrobe! ..sneakers, t shirts, jewelry and hair accessories. The good (?) news is Disney announced plans for a Frozen sequel. Did you hear where they made the monumental announcement at? Yes, at their annual shareholders meeting! I hope you and yours unfreezing this spring! Have a Happy Easter! Can you give me some help with all this candy? 🙂

  2. Great post! 7 is definitely the age when the friends start making things extra super fun. What an impact that little Disney movie has made on this generation. I shudder to think that it won’t be the cool thing some day.

  3. I had big butt bruises on my elbows back in the day. Yes, birthday weeks, as you really do celebrate all week long, don’t you? Especially if the birthday falls in the middle of the week? We just try to do something fun every day for them. I hope you are doing ok Luanne. I am so glad you stopped by. Have a good week…

  4. LOL how fitting that your girls get birthday weeks instead of days!! I’ve never seen those walker things before–how cool! Marisha could have used one of those back in the day! Instead she had a big butt bruise! Happy birthday to Dylan!!

  5. the princess says Gracias mi amiga! She had loads of fun. Did any of that bring back memories for you and your girls at an earlier age? Thanks for dropping by Maria! I always love hearing from you, my friend who is slowly teaching me (reminding me of) Spanish! have a great week…

  6. Awwwww! Lot’s of cuteness and fun went on at this fiesta! Feliz Cumple to the princess! 🙂

  7. It was awesome.It was more better than I thought it would be. It was more than good. Thanks for seeing how well it was. ~ Dylan I’m 7 years old. Hey I’m not old! who called me old? Oh, myself. How silly of me.

  8. Thank you!It was awesome!It was more fun then I thought it would be.The pizza was pretty good but the cake and ice cream were better. But I think the pizza was pretty good too. But I think seeing my friends was even better. Seeing Drayton made me day. But thanks asking how it was. ~ Dylan I am 7 years old

  9. it was a spectacular day. T-ball practice at 11. Birthday party at 12.30. Unwrapping presents, fun dinner, and a movie for the birthday girl. You only turn 7 once! I hope you are doing spectacular Sandy! Good luck with everything you are attempting. Thanks for looking in!

  10. Yep, that’s where she wanted to go. She is into steak lately. Go figure. the last pic was from Halloween actually. yes, the girls are looking forward to when uncle John comes down to someplace warm and teaches them how to fish. ~Thanks for looking in John. I hope you all have a great Easter!

  11. Happy Birthday Dylan, nice party there.
    Good choice on the pizza.

  12. Happy Birthday to Dylan. Hope you all had a spectacular day!

  13. johnm983 on said:

    I like her taste in restaurants, sorry I missed this stuff. Dylan ice skates better than I do. I like that last picture of the girls….Sky looks like she is playing “little miss innocent.” The cold may not bother us, but I would prefer a lot of sunny heat….

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