Sunday, June 28, 2009

Testosterone X 6

A month after Luke's 6th birthday, we finally had his party!

You can see below why I called this post "Testosterone X 6."
Six 6-year old boys at Luke's 6th birthday party.

Luke wanted a Tech Deck birthday party. In case you don't know, Tech Decks are little fingerboard toys that kids can do tricks with.

The good thing about Tech Decks? No road rash!We set up a skatepark using his Tech Deck skateboard ramps. The boys had way more fun playing in the skatepark than I imagined they would. I thought it would be one of those things that lasts 5 minutes and then they start running like wild maniacs around the house. I guess beginning the party by giving each boy his own Tech Deck skateboard helped with that. (We blew up about 30 balloons and put Tech Decks in 6 of them. The boys had to bust open the balloons to find a Tech Deck skateboard. They loved this noise and chaos- Luke's idea!)

If you look carefully at the boy in the foreground, you can see his little Tech Deck skateboard flying through the air doing some cool trick. Luke found these grind rails on You Tube. I know, I can't believe that a then 5 year old could surf You Tube (with me watching over his shoulder!!!) and discover a tutorial on how to make a grind rail (what's a grind rail anyway???) using a wood block and a drawer pull from Home Depot.

But find it he did, so we made our trip to Home Depot and my ever so handy husband put drilled holes and put them together. We gave the boys sharpies and they spent about 15-20 minutes decorating their own grind rail to take home later.

It was amazing how totally cool they thought this was.

It's also amazing how cool they thought it was when the boy in the top right hand corner of the photo belched. See Luke laughing hysterically? Opening presents was great fun for Luke. After that, they did all begin running around like wild maniacs, but I didn't stop them.

After all, how often does my boy get to just revel in his testosterone?

Here is our sweaty and stinky boy getting his picture taken by his skateboarding birthday cake from Reasors after running around like a wild maniac.

After all that spitting, burping, running, crashing and burning, you can see on his sweet, little face that he still gets super excited about blowing out the candles on his birthday cake.

And that made this estrogen-laden momma very, very happy.

8 Wonderful Responses:

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday Luke! I am going to have to go check out that Tech Deck thing - got lots of nephew birthdays coming up - grinding rail sounds like a great plan too. You do those parties up good Anne!

Melinda said...

Happy belated birthday to Luke!

Is this what I have to look forward to in a couple of years? Jack is asking for a monster birthday party this year. Since you and your kiddo seem to be crazy-creative, maybe you could pass along a few ideas ; )

Roxanne Kristina said...

Luv it!

Kathleen said...

What a smart, inventive, creative little man you have!!

momof4kr said...


BTW, my Will, who is 10, still loveds TECH, at least you can know they are good investments! :) Ha, ha!

BOYS ROCK!!!!!!!

Rena said...

Oh how sweet!

I shall glean from you and learn all things testosterone before little Gavin is born.

I won't lie, though. I'm intimidated. Sure, I have nephews. I kept children for a zillion years including little testosterone charged boys.

But this is my first grandbaby.

I still cannot comprehend that.

And it's a BOY!

We've need a break from all the estrogen for so long. Yet, I am afraid.

I shall glean from the moms and grandmothers who have gone before me.

Baloney said...

You're a brave woman to let them run amuck!
Happy birthday to Luke!

4 Lettre Words said...

Oh, what fun!! I just saw those at the store yesterday and thought Sam will be all over them SOON. (He's 5.)

Happy 4th to you and yours!! :O)