WW #100: Happy Birthday to my Son GIVEAWAY

Hello all. It’s my 100th Weekly Wrap and we’re celebrating by offering a special gift to our readers. Check it out and enter below!

My little angel Beckett turns 10 on Wednesday and we celebrated this past Friday by taking some of his buddies downtown for pool, ping pong and Italian food. When it comes to fun birthday ideas for boys, I was OUT of ideas. Movies, laser tag, soccer, we’ve done a lot of these and while the kids have enjoyed them all, I wanted to find something different. I also hoped for something social and active where they boys would have fun together and not, since older boys were coming also, be tied to their phones. Birthday boy Beckett came up with the idea himself: pool and ping pong.

Got any good ideas for birthday parties for boys or girls? Weigh in below and enter our weekly giveaway!birthday boyTaking a detour from parties for one moment, I have to tell y’all why this birthday was such an emotional one for me. Born at just 36 weeks, Beckett had premature lungs and difficulty breathing. At one day old, he had heart surgery. He stayed in the NICU for 10 long days, and came home still tiny but strong. To see my healthy, robust, kind, caring and affectionate boy today at 10 years old fills me with emotion. Beckett is a calm boat into the rocky storm of our household. When tensions rise, he usually laid out on the sofa with his little nose in his big book. I can’t wait for him to get home from school every day and give me my hug.birthday boy with parentsAfter two hours of pool tables that were turned into ping pong tables, and ping pong tables that housed a dynamic tournament, we headed to a New York City institution, John’s of 12th Street. We dined on garlic bread, chicken parm, meatballs, lemon veal and of course, pizza. Most importantly, Beckett loved the cake, which was from Veniero’s pastry shop down the street.birthday boy's cakeThat’s it for this week’s Wrap Up. Thanks so much for reading and check back in this week for some more fun content.


Melissa xoxo

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  • Natalie

    Happy happy birthday! What a great looking family!!

  • Daniel M

    happy birthday!

  • Rachael Debates-Hunt

    Happy Birthday 🙂

  • Cheryl Chervitz

    Happy Birthday, 2 digit numbers! That was big for my son.

  • Pauline Linares

    Happy Birthday!

  • shellypeterson

    Happy Birthday to your son. Sounds like this is a busy time for birthdays in your family We have several birthda’s this time of year too.

  • Jodi Hunter

    Fingers crossed I win.

  • Fiona N

    Happy Belated Birthday to Beckett 🙂 I hope that You had a great birthday party with Your family, and had many great gifts too 😉 <3 <3!!

  • Misty Shallcross

    Happy Birthday Beckett

  • Dana Rodriguez

    Happy Belated Birthday! That cake looks so good!

  • Alicia Hewitt

    Happy belated birthday! What an awesome cake!!


    Happy Birthday!

  • Liberty Thompson

    Happy Birthday!

  • shannon fowler

    Happy birthday! i can’t say I am very good with any ideas for parties. we used to do scavenger hunts for ours which was always fun

    • Ohh that’s a good idea. Thank you!

  • kimmye

    Happy Birthday Beckett!My niece and nephew always enjoy going to Dave and Busters for their birthday!

  • Susan Smith

    Happy Birthday!

  • cynthiac

    Beckett sounds like a very special boy. I hope his birthday was a happy one.

  • Celeste Herrin

    It sounds like he had a wonderful birthday!

  • slehan

    Looks like you found good ideas for his birthday party.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  • Gage Southard

    That sounds like an awesome birthday to me! I wish him the best!

  • Stacey Roberson

    Happy Birthday to you son!

  • Betsy Barnes

    When my son was young, he loved having scavenger hunts on his birthday. We would set them up with different themes, it was always fun!

  • Anel Winney

    Happy birthday to your son! Double digits! So exciting!

  • Sharon Braswell

    Your son Beckett is not only very special but also pretty darn smart! Great Birthday Party idea and I love the cake! You were very blessed that God let you keep your little angel and I’m sure precious Beckett will always tug at your heart strings! We used to have cookouts for birthday parties or slumber party sleepovers when I was a kid. My nephews go to amusement parks and Chuck E Cheese’s these days.

  • Susan Biddle

    You have a beautiful family. Blessings to you all and happy birthday to your son. Thank you for the opportunity to win.