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5/16/11

boogie shoes




my sweet little niece emma had her golden 10th birthday last week.

time is flying with these little ones!

 she had a roller skating party yesterday with family and her little girlfriends all dressed up in peace signs and sparkles.
 i hadn't been to this place since i was 12 or 13...and it instantly took me back to unsupervised friday nights...boyz II men, glow sticks and italian ice, and moonlight skating with boys from other schools that seemed like worlds away.
i got the same rush when matt and max asked to moonlight with them last night. 
and i realized that my sense of humor might not have evolved much since jr high...because i still get a kick out of watching people wipe out while roller skating to funny pop songs.
i'm a terrible person.
it was a silly time...but very very special to celebrate such a girl. she is wild as can be and full of reckless abandon. 
she marches to her own drummer, that emma. and after seeing her fall for the 20th time while skating to rapper's delight and not skip a beat or break her smile, i realized that i admire her over most people these days.
happy birthday, my girl. 
<3

23 comments:

  1. oh to be 10 again.
    awesome photos.

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  2. oh, roller skating brings back memories like that for me too. so hilarious. and how can you NOT laugh at people falling? (i'm a terrible person too). amazing photos.

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  3. beautiful! i don't remember the last time i went roller skating - it looks like so much fun :)

    eatand write

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  4. we try to go at least once a month... love skating great pics as usual.

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  5. This party looks like a blast!
    ps. what kind of camera do you use?

    http://thinkpriddy.blogspot.com/

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  6. Your photos are amazing...looked like a great time. I haven't been rollerskating in years, perhaps it's time to go? :)

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  7. I remember roller rink birthday parties. Those are the best! But I've never been to one where they have classic roller skates...the ones around here only have the inline ones.

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  8. Can we please, please, please go there when I come home next!? Thanks to you, I just remembered how much I love their italian ice! And please tell me they still have the tables that glow?!?!!! <3

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  9. oh man, i am sooo jealous! i really want to go skating and am hoping that i can go for my birthday!!
    looks like you had sooo much fun!

    xo,
    cb

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  10. Oh my goodness gracious. No one has ever looked as cool in roller skates as Matt!!!!

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  11. aaand now I need to go skating :) your niece sounds like a sweetie happy golden bday to her!

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  12. This SO reminds me of a place called Great Skate we used to live in growing up in Phoenix. How wonderful! Makes me want to play red-light-green-light and have a couples skate all over again.

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  13. i love roller skating!
    my boyfriend and i recently went back to the skating rink were we first skated hand in hand in fourth grade. so many fun memories!

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  14. I would be holding unto thrpe side the whole time, but it sure looks like fun.

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  15. Seriously, I love skating and I don't know ONE person that can't time travel right back to jr high when you smell that skating rink odor. I love it!

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  16. Man alive! This looks like so much fun!

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  17. Skating is totally my jam! I love the pic of Max holding on the the wall- I remember those days!

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  18. That looks like so much fun. I haven't been skating in forever

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  19. Great photos! I've never tried roller skates before, it looks super fun.

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  20. Oh Piqua 36, how I do miss you. Those were the days. Comb in back pocket, gold wire belt, hair feathered to HIGH HEAVEN...ah, those were good times.

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  21. These pictures are so lovely! There's something magical and whimsical about them! I haven't been skating in at least 8 years... wowza that makes me feel old! Haha! I'm sorry you guys got sick but at least it looks like it was worth it! =)


    <3 MuffinLovesBiscuit

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  22. thanks pretty ladies! i wish i could take the whole lot of you to a roller skating party!

    <3

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  23. love it
    love it
    love it


    what an awesome birthday!

    ~Andrea @ http://hecallsmewifey.blogspot.com/

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