Saturday, March 22, 2014

Clayton's 9th Birthday Party - 3/7/14

I can't believe my baby boy is NINE years old!  That completely blows my mind.  Double digits next year... that may do me in.  I am glad that I have a year to psyche myself up for that one!  :) 

This year, Clayton wanted a baseball themed birthday party.  I did some googling and found a birthday package through the TCU baseball team.  It seemed like super fun party and was quite economical, so we jumped on it.  I'm so glad that we did, because it was a great party!

Clayton got to invite 5 of his buddies to come to the game.  They were a fun group of boys!
My three little baseball players.  
I couldn't resist buying the size XXS baseball pants for Owen.  Oh my... cuteness overload! 
I will keep those forever!
My boys consider Maggie & Sadie to be their cousins, and that thrills me to no end.  The Hunts are family to us, for sure.  They were kind to come out to Lupton Stadium to celebrate our boy!
Seriously.  How did that tiny 7 pound 4 ounce bundle wrapped in receiving blankets turn into this huge grown up boy???  I can't even comprehend it.
Me and my boys - they are my heart.
I asked Owie to smile and I got this.  Silly boy!
Owen photo bombed this Hunt sister pic.  He says, "Sadie is my best friend" approximately 487 times a day.  ;)

The highlight of the party for my boy was that he got to throw out the first pitch.  He was soooooo excited!  The TCU representative introduced Clayton to one of the pitchers before the game started.
The birthday boy warming up on the pitchers mound.

The First Pitch
I know that this picture is grainy, but I had to include it.  My boy was grinning from ear to ear when the TCU coach congratulated him and told him that he threw a nice pitch.  So proud!
All of the kids got to go on the field for the national anthem.

C got to keep the commemorative ball from his pitch.
They had a great covered patio with picnic tables where we watched the game and ate pizza during the first two innings.  The cheerleaders came up to see the kids.
Owen wanted to meet the cheerleaders too.  :)
Morgan and Makinley are so sweet with the little kids!  Owen adores them - can you tell???
I think that these two look soooo much alike!  They could pass for siblings, for sure.
After the second inning, the kids got to run the bases.  Clayton got to lead with the flag.

They put a birthday greeting on the scoreboard for Clayton.
As a part of the package, TCU also provided cupcakes and party favors (a TCU backpack stuffed with TCU baseball cards and other goodies!).  It was so nice - all we had to do was show up.  This party will be recycled - it was awesome!

Make a wish!
Clayton said several times, "This is the best party EVER!"  It was a great way to celebrate our little ball player getting another year older!


Matt and Cindy Fleharty said...

Happy birthday to Clayton!!! What an awesome partaayy!