Happy Birthday Raynes

There was a time, not all that long ago, when I would have planned an extraordinary birthday party for my child. Complete with hand made party favors, well thought out tablescape and definitely some cute, well thought out (mailed) invitations. But times, as Bob Dylan says, they are a changing and as the wise Sweet Brown points out…. “ain’t nobody got time for that.”  You didn’t know I had such wise wisdon within me did you?

A family beach trip, publix cake with a green alligator on top, and some cousins for good measure are all you really need. Whoila! A mobile birthday party.

 

Happy Birthday Raynes via grateful simplicity

Alys Beach, FL (empty parking lot behind the green to be exact)

 

 

Happy Birthday Raynes via grateful simplicity

Because we need all the oxygen aid we can get at age 4

Happy Birthday Raynes via grateful simplicity

 

And here’s a quick reminder of what it looks like to have a Mama that plans a ‘real’ party for her kid.

2014 (3rd 'Tractor' themed birthday  party)

2014 (3rd ‘Tractor’ themed birthday party)

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2014

 

Exhibit B

Happy Birthday Raynes via grateful simplicity

2013- Raynes’ 2nd birthday

 

A 'riding' party in the local park complete with a car wash and personalized license plates as party favors

A ‘riding’ party in the local park complete with a car wash and personalized license plates as party favors

And the irony of it all? He was every bit as happy with his slice of cake and one present that he opened. (okay, he actually did ask me ‘why I only get one present’ as we left the party– but all in all a great success!).

Happy Birthday Raynes via grateful simplicity

Happy Birthday Raynes via grateful simplicity

Happy Birthday Raynes via grateful simplicity

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