I love doing this. Just to see what he says. Nothing really surprised me but nonetheless, I still enjoy it. I’m sure down the rode he will too.
Bad mom…posting about his 7th birthday over a year ago. Sheesh is life busy…
Baron had a pretty relaxed birthday, since he already had his birthday party the weekend before. His birthday fell on Easter weekend so it ended up to be a weekend of birthday celebrations and if it were up to Baron, that’s how it would always be. He was pretty pumped to get Disney Infinity on the WiiU and still plays that a lot today. I guess that’s a good thing.
I can’t believe I didn’t take any pictures but I can’t seem to find any…oh well.
I have always wanted a pool. When I met Rob he had a pool and I was in heaven. I didn’t really take care of the pool while living there but I definitely used the pool. We had talked that when we moved out to the new house that eventually we would have a pool. When we first talked to a builder, it was instant sticker shock. We put the plans on hold and saved up until the time was right. Finally, we hit the mark of where we needed to be and started the process. I was in charge of 99% of it while running ideas by Rob (mainly asking for more $$) to see what his thoughts on certain things. I interviewed 5 builders and finally settled on the one that I liked. That process started in May 2014 and we finalized the plans right before Thanksgiving. They wanted to start a few days before Thanksgiving but I could only imagine the mess along with 25+ people being here for the holiday so they started December 1st and finished April 1st. Four months of anticipation but thankfully we did the build over the winter so we weren’t itching to get in.
Over all it went really well. I have to say, the pool builder was awesome and great to work with. Any problems that came up were dealt with and taken care of in a timely fashion. Now writing this, with a year that has passed, I haven’t had any complaints. It’s taken me a little time to figure out the balancing of the water and coming soon to try to figure it out again but it really wasn’t that bad at all. The best part was how much fun the kids had. Rob and I did too but boy did the kids have a great summer. Baron loved the slide and jumping off the rocks. Berlin and Ryker weren’t too daring at first and believe it or not, Ryker was the first of them to go down the slide and jump off the rocks. Berlin finally came around a few weeks later and by the end of the summer they all were doing things I would have never imagined. It was a good summer and I’m really looking forward to the next.
I used a website to get a lot of information called Trouble Free Pool. They have a forum where you can ask questions about anything pool related or you can just creep around and read other’s pool builds. This site helped me out so much. I posted my build there if anyone wants to take a look. I also used the GoPro to film the entire build. Pretty neat to see the whole thing built in 5 mins.
Baron’s BFF Henry, has a birthday 4 days earlier, so Henry’s mom and I decided we would have their party together. The kids picked Sky Zone and several of their friends to come. It really was just a basic birthday party. They came, they jumped and got all sweaty and then we went to the party room for pizza and cake. It really was super easy.
Baron said he always wants to have his party with Henry but we’ll have to see about that;)