My Daughter Turned 8 Years Old Yesterday (01-02-09)

Destiny & Her Doggy Cake - My daughter with her 8th birthday cake on January 2nd, 2008
United States
January 3, 2009 6:34pm CST
Yesterday, January 2nd, 2009 was my daughter's 8th birthday. It seems just like yesterday that I was going to the hospital to have my labor induced to have her. We celebrated her birthday by going to a local indoor play place with a game room and food. She had such a blast. We bought a small cake since it was just myself, her, and my 2 year old son and we took it to Bonkers with us. She picked it out, it was a very cute cake a little puppy dog with a firehidrant and doggy dish. I uploaded a picture of her and her cake. You can tell how much fun she had, just look at that wild hairdo. It really makes a Mommy proud to see how happy your children are especially when you know you had something to do with it. How do you normally celebrate your children's birthday?
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@g_aileen09 (1354)
• Philippines
4 Jan 09
I'm happy to have read another story of another proud mom. I personally want to celebrate my children's birthdays (i have four of them) not only because i am happy to realize they are already growing, but also to celebrate the additional years added to my life. YOu see, giving birth is just like putting your other foot in the grave. Having successfully delivered a child with my body still intact and alive, is a success no other person would feel other than moms. Congratulations to your dauther, and to you fellow mom!!!
• Philippines
4 Jan 09
pardon the misspelled word dauther, it should be daughter. i can't edit it though. Have a nice day my friend.
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• United States
4 Jan 09
Yes, the birth of a child is something special that only a woman can now. It is a wonderful experience. You never appreciate life as much until you are a mother and give life to someone. Thanks for the comment!
• United States
4 Jan 09
AWESOME!! We usually just have a small cake and this year I bought a cupcake just for my son because it was his 2nd birthday!! we just stayed home and grandma and grandpa came over and brought him some toys. My older sons 15th birthday we just took him shopping and he bought a xbox360 ! and then my daughter turned 19 last summer and I cannot remember what we got her. I think I gave her money and she bought a ton of clothes.
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• United States
4 Jan 09
I'm sure all three were very happy with what they got. Thanks for the comment!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Happy B-day to your daughter.She looks very happy in the photo. We usually have a blow out party. My oldest(social butterfly)loves to be surrounded by friends.Her b-day is in Sept. so it has to be inside. I did a skating rink party and wound up with about 10 expected guests and 20 unexpected guests. I could've killed her over that because it was quite a chunk out of my checkbook. The others B-day is in July so it's minus alot of the kids from school right now. I usually do a swimming party for her because I think she may be part fish the way she loves to swim.
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• United States
4 Jan 09
Oh, I bet all those unexpected guests did put a dent into your checkbook. I would have been upset about that too. Sounds like you always have something special planned for their birthdays, that's great. Thanks for the comment!
@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Hi Terri! Congratulations on your daughters 8th birthday! Don't they grow up fast? I can't believe my "little boy" is already 26 years old. Sure makes me feel old. lol When he was younger, we would take my son and a bunch of his friends out to McDonalds and have a lunch party there. We would always have a birthday cake for him at home and he got to choose where to eat supper at that night. Happy MyLotting! Char
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• United States
4 Jan 09
I'm sure your son and his friends had a blast. On my daughter's 6th birthday we had a party at McDonald's. It was crazy because I bought the cake at McDonald's and they accidently gave the cake to the wrong party. It seemed there were 2 parties that day and I was the only one who reserved the cake and McDonald's didn't realize it. My mother complained to the main headquarters and they gave her a free birthday party which she used for my nephew a couple weeks later for his birthday. Last year we gave my nephew and my daughter a party together at McDonald's. It was a blast! Thanks for the comment!
@littleone3 (2065)
4 Jan 09
My son on his 8th birthday bowling with his little - My two youngest sons bowling
My son turned 8 just four days before Christmas we took him bowling and we had a great time. We always celebrate my childrens birthdays i get them a birthday cake and we will go and do something as a family. I am looking forward to October this year as my eldest son turns 18 and we will be taking him for his first drink. It will be just me, my partner and him. On his 16th birthday the three of us went to a vegetarian restaurant they gave him a slice of cake for free with a candle in. We also have my second eldest sons 16th in April so will plan something special for him just not sure what yet.
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• United States
4 Jan 09
Oh, we've done that before for Destiny too. She loves bowling. A few years back when her father and I were still together we bought her a bowling ball with Scooby Doo on it and had her name put on it. She loved it so much. Thanks for the comment!
@Bensmom (61)
• Ireland
4 Jan 09
Sounds like you all had a really nice time. She looks real cute! I think it's nice to celibrate birthdays with just a few people. I've always had a better time doing that, and everybody can just be themselves. My son will be two in April, we will just have something small for him as he's very young yet. My husband is from Pittsburg, but we live in Ireland (I'm Irish), so all of his family are not here. I was an only child so I dont have a big family anyway. Some year I'd love us to go to see Ben's (my sons) cousins in the US, it would be great fun.
• United States
4 Jan 09
Oh I bet it would be fun for all of you to visit your husband's family. How did the two of you meet? Thanks for commenting!
• India
4 Jan 09
Happy birthday to your darling daughter. Her pic shows her eyes are really sparkling with delight. I am sure she must have thoroughly enjoyed herself. It is realy great to see our children enjoy. My daughters are grown now and one is married, but when they were young, we always celebrated by inviting altheir friends over for a party. I alwyas organised games for them and had plenty of presents and back presents. I used to spend th whole day decorating the house an dmy wife lovely cakes and other delicacies. The children really had a ball and would not want the party to be over.
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• United States
4 Jan 09
Sounds like lot of fun! You both sound like great parents! Thanks for the comment!
@michfroi (413)
• Philippines
4 Jan 09
Belated Happy Birthday to your daughter. Yeah, as a mom, we're very happy if we can give happiness to our kids. That's our weaknesses. Their happiness is also our happiness. By the way, I usually celebrate my kids birthday by giving them a small party in our house. friends, neighbors are all invited. During my kids birthday,i usually have cake, ice cream, spaghetti, shanghai, hotdog with mallows. I also rent a kids table and chair, clowns that do some tricks and magic, they also serve as host. I also buy balloons and prepare some games and give away. But this coming birthday of my daughter which is april, im planning to celebrate her birthday at Jollibee, so it can save more time...
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• United States
4 Jan 09
That sounds like so much fun! I'm sure your daughter will have an awesome birthday in April! Thanks for the comment!
• China
4 Jan 09
Happy birthday to her:) Well,I have no child now, so I don't know how do I normally celebrate his/her birthday. But in my country, our tradition is to have a bowl of long-life noodles which means the best wishes to the people who eat them will live for more than 100 years, of course, we eat birthday cake, too.
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• United States
4 Jan 09
That sounds like a wonderful tradition! Thanks for the comment!
@stormygrl (763)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Happy Birthday to your daughter,very cute.My grandaughter turned nine on the 2nd,she was the first baby of 2000 in our county.My daughter usually has a party for her and some classmates,this year will have hers and her sisters(who's is the 9th)party together.So she had a cake and little party at her dad's and she'll have another on Sunday.
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• United States
4 Jan 09
Oh wow! That sounds like so much fun! Happy birthday to your granddaughters!
@bfarrier1 (2083)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Happy Birthday to your daughter,my grand daughter turned 8 in June.My girls are all grown now but when they were little we always celebrated their birthdays how ever they wanted to but we always had a cake with what ever else we were doing.you have a great night.
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• United States
4 Jan 09
Yes, I think it is good let them choose what they want for their birthday. To me it is not only their day, but a mother's day too. That being so, seeing you child happy makes the mother happy too. Thanks for the comment!
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Happy Birthday to your daughter. She is really cute looks happy and sweet! When it's one of our kids birthdays (they are older now, but we still do the same things) we have the family over and the birthday person gets to pick where they want to eat and then we all play games at home and/or go swimming (for summer birthdays only)
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• United States
4 Jan 09
That sounds like a lot of fun. I'm sure everyone enjoys themselves. Thanks for the comment!
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
4 Jan 09
Oh Happy Birthday to Destiny and yes you can really see that she had a great time look at the smile on her face For us when it is one of the kids birthday we just have the family over and have a cake and nibbles except for the big parties like an 18th, 21st etc etc then it is a big party with the works, my son just turned 18 last Nov so we had a huge big party for him in a hall and there was that many people you could hardly move in the place but it was a good night and everyone had a good time and all the young guy's behaved them self so we were very happy with that night!
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• United States
4 Jan 09
I bet that party was a blast. Happy belated birthday to your son! Thanks for the comment!
@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Happy Birthday to your daughter! We usually have a small party at the house for our kids. We decided after the 5th birthday we would stop the yearly party and do something special with them. When my daughter turned 6 this year we took her, her brother and sister and two friends to chuck e cheese. Next year she wants to go bowling.
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• United States
4 Jan 09
Oh, my daughter loves Chuck E Cheese too. I asked her this year if she wanted to go there for her birthday and she said that she would rather go to Bonkers (the play place we went to). So, I let her choose. I'm sure when my son gets old enough I will let him decide what he wants to do on his birthday too. Thanks for the comment!
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Happy belated birthday to your daughter. My husband turned 40 on New Years Day :) Last years birthday was a bbq at a national park with just the three of us and my mother and her two sisters who were visiting from New Zealand at the time. We played games and played in the park. My son just likes the present part. This year he wants to do something with a few of his friends - haven't decided what though.
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@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
4 Jan 09
I have a 5 year old daughter. We have had the big birthday party with friends and family. And we have done the small family gathering. She seems to have enjoyed both. I have a newborn. Hopefully he will enjoy doing both as well.
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Normally we just do dinner and cake and presents at home. That is probably what we will do again this year. My son will be 9 in 6 days and my daughter will be 2 in 19 days.
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• China
4 Jan 09
hi, i think 0you are very good mother . It is difficlut for single mother to bring up two children. You are pround, Happy New Year. Best regards to you and your children
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