Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The 12 Days Til Ryan's Birthday - Lyrics Included

Hi Aspierations Friends!

Our youngest son is INCREDIBLY excited about his fifth birthday coming up.  He can do high FIVES saying he is five and he just loves being able to hold up a full hand to show his upcoming age.

As has been tradition in our family for the past couple years with both boys, we celebrate at our local Chuck E. Cheese.  It's kind of funny because I hear lots of adult pizza connoisseurs say that they don't like the taste of the pizza there but for our selective eating kiddos, it's delicious.  Delicious is WINNING in our family when it comes to food choice and we will enjoy all the wins we can get!

Here are a couple of photos from our visit back in March.


This picture was after a LOT of running around!  At night he fell asleep early!


Teaching Justin how to play pinball was a ton of fun!

Of course our family is on the Chuck E. Cheese mailing list and wouldn't you know it, about a week ago, they sent a special coupon surprise to my husband suggesting that Chuck E. Cheese would be a fun place to take the family for Mother's Day!  We both had a good laugh with that one imagining moms around the country forgoing spa treatments, pampering, elaborate brunches and days of relaxation to spend time hanging out with Chuck.

Also a funny note about Chuck E. Cheese (if you please), we attended a fundraiser there for Ryan's school back in March and as we were entering, we noticed a sign that we had apparently missed on our previous journeys.

Was it a picture of Chuck E. Cheese? No.... A picture of happy, smiling kids? No.....

Of course, I had to take a photo...



No Firearms Allowed. Violators will be treated as trespassers.

Seriously!!!  I would really hope that this would go without saying in an establishment that caters to the 13 and under crowd.  Now a picture saying something like, "No Mousetraps Allowed" or "No Cutting the Chuck E. Cheese", I could sort of understand... 

Fortunately none of us were frisked. If we had been, I think a contraband cheeto or two (no outside food allowed) might have labeled us as trespassers!

Well, as I mentioned at the beginning of the blog, Ryan is super duper excited about his upcoming special day and personally requested that in my nightly lullaby / silly song singing that we PLEASE do a take off on "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and sing instead, "The Twelve Days 'Til Ryan's Birthday" song.

We started out yesterday, continued today and will be singing all the way up until his special day.  It's a lot of fun doing this kind of stuff and it brings him such joy.  

In case I forget the lyrics in my later years, I figured I'd include it in my blog tonight. Perhaps you'd like to sing along?  I won't keep repeating the previous verses but you'll get the point below.

On the first day 'til Ryan's birthday, his girlfriend gave to him...
 A smile from Sweet Baby Bridgette! 

On the second day 'til Ryan's birthday, his family gave to him...
 Two gigantic hugs and a smile from Sweet Baby Bridgette!

On the third day 'til Ryan's birthday, his family gave to him...
 Three big kissies, two gigantic hugs and a smile from Sweet Baby Bridgette!

On the fourth day 'til Ryan's birthday, his family gave to him...
 Four Scooby Snacks, three big kissies, two gigantic hugs and a smile from Sweet Baby Bridgette!

On the fifth day 'til Ryan's birthday, his family gave to him...
 Five slices of PIZZA... four Scooby snacks, three big kissies, two gigantic hugs and a smile from Sweet Baby Bridgette!

On the sixth day 'til Ryan's birthsday, his family gave to him...
 Six games of GOOFBALL, (see above)

On the seventh day 'til Ryan's birthday, his family gave to him...
 Seven Cornballs, (see above)

On the eighth day 'til Ryan's birthday, his family gave to him...
 Eight Hot Wheels cars, (see above)

On the ninth day 'til Ryan's birthday, his family gave to him...
 Nine Ghirardelli chocolates, (see above)

On the tenth day 'til Ryan's birthday, his family gave to him...
 Ten Angry Birds, (see above)

On the eleventh day 'til Ryan's birthday, his family gave to him...
 Eleven games of hide and seek, (see above)

On the twelfth day 'til Ryan's birthday, his family gave to him...

 Twelve pieces of cake, eleven games of hide and seek, ten Angry Birds, nine Ghirardelli chocolates, eight Hot Wheels cars, seven cornballs, six games of Goofball, five slices of PIZZA... four Scooby Snacks, three big kissies, two gigantic hugs and a smile from Sweet Baby Bridgette!

Do you have any fun family traditions you do for birthdays in your family?  If so, please feel free to share in the comments section below.  

Of course if you have any cheesy experiences to share, that's fine too!  We love those!
Until next time,
Karen

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