SK8ers Rule | Celebrating Jack

We celebrated Jack’s 8th birthday with a SK8er Party.  Jack’s passion for skateboarding inspired the theme and he invited a small group of friends for a birthday extravaganza.  Skater style.

From Jack’s SK8er Birthday Party 11-2010

First, we loaded up skateboards, scooters (Razor, of course) and safety gear and drove through the Canyon to Papa Jack’s Skate Park in Malibu.

It was the perfect setting for our group, since most of Jack’s buddies are not big skateboarders and had never been to a skate park before.  It’s low-key enough for a beginner to have fun without the intense intimidation factor found at some bigger skate parks.

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Jack was in his element.

And his friends had a blast too. Some even braved the big ramps.

Sophia joined in the fun on her scooter.

We were thrilled that Nana flew into town for the birthday celebration.  And Gram and Grampy joined us too.  We took some drinks and chips for an easy snack at the skate park.

We even got a gorgeous skate park sunset.

Then we headed out to have dinner at Red Robin (Jack’s choice).  It was a good choice of a loud restaurant for a rowdy group of boys.

We ended the day’s activities at our house.  It was time for presents, cake and a sleepover!

The boys watched a movie about skateboarding and other action sports.  But the hit of the sleepover was an impromptu game of balloon javelin throwing.  They did that for hours the next morning.

It was an awesome way to celebrate our little skater dude.  And Jack declared, “This is the best party I’ve ever had!”  Thanks to all our family and friends for celebrating with us.

You’re one cool kid, Jack!  We love you, son.

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