A Reptile Birthday Party


Why would a non-reptile loving person allow an assortment of  lizards, turtles and snakes into her house on a Saturday afternoon?

To see this, of course!

I would do just about anything to make that little face smile.

Happy fourth birthday, my love. I hope this is your best year yet!

{If you live in the PA/MD area, I can’t recommend Critter Caravans highly enough. If you can handle it, that is.}


  1. 1

    Marylin says

    Oh wow, that looks SO COOL!! Can I have it for *my* birthday? ;)

    Happy Birthday to your big boy! xx
    .-= Marylin´s last blog ..A photo I’m actually happy with! =-.

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    OHN says

    Good God woman…you have to be the best mother in the world. There isn’t a snowballs chance in hell those things would ever be in my house. I don’t even want them in my state.

    I bow to your queen-ness.

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    nic @mybottlesup says

    WOW!!!! looks like your party turned out great… but, i must admit, i had to shy away from a couple of your photos. MEGA fear of snakes.

    .-= nic @mybottlesup´s last blog ..passing time =-.

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    Lynn from For Love or Funny says

    Yup, I’d have to agree. It’s worth the smile! :)
    .-= Lynn from For Love or Funny´s last blog ..Weekend Wish =-.

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    Mel's Box of Chocolates says

    You are a much better mama than I am because there is NO way those things are coming in house. Zoo anybody???
    .-= Mel’s Box of Chocolates´s last blog ..Sunday Stars =-.

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    Mel's Box of Chocolates says

    Although I do have to say those pictures made it worth your while. The looks on their faces…priceless!
    .-= Mel’s Box of Chocolates´s last blog ..Sunday Stars =-.

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    Kat says

    My son went to a birthday party when he was five where the family actually owned a fairly large snake. “Luckily” the party happened to hit its feeding day and they got to surround the aquarium and see the snake get fed a (dead) mouse. I guarantee that you have never seen a dozen 5 year old boys sit so still and so quietly for as long as these boys did. My son came running up to me afterward and said, with a big grin, “Mommy, Mommy, guess what! It ate the bum last!!!”
    .-= Kat´s last blog ..A Time of Pride and Tears =-.

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      Scary Mommy says

      LOL, that’s awesome. The kids were quickly quieted when they were told that the snake, could indeed, kill. Handy sucker to have around.

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    C @ Kid Things says

    I hope they didn’t forget any lizards when they left.

    Happy Birthday!
    .-= C @ Kid Things´s last blog ..Spinning It =-.

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    christy says

    You are one brave momma my friend! I get sweaty palms just looking at these photos! But you’re right – what wouldn’t we do to see a smile that big?! Glad you survived and the kids all had fun!!!

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    Lori says

    I’m with you 100%. It’s amazing what we’ll do for a smile. I’ve reached a whole new level of self depreciation. :)
    .-= Lori´s last blog ..Bestest Sport Ever =-.

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    Sally says

    Wow, looks like they provide a really terrific assortment! My sister had a large monitor lizard (over 6 feet) for many years so I’m not squeamish about reptiles – though I wouldn’t race to own one. What a blast for your boychild! And so educational! My stock response when my kids ask for reptile pets is, “Do you want to clean up after an animal than can digest hair and bones? hmmm? Do you know how nasty that poop is?!?”
    .-= Sally´s last blog ..Clothes Make the Man =-.

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    Rhea@mommy23monkeys says

    That is so cool! I have all boys and have always wanted to do this kind of party. I’m glad it was a success. Happy Birthday!
    .-= Rhea@mommy23monkeys´s last blog ..Today Is A Really Screwed Up Day =-.

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    Tara R. says

    For a non-repile loving person, allowing all those creepy crawlies around for love of a little boy, puts you in the Mother of the Year nomination.

    They look like they had a fabulous time! Happy Birthday to your little man.
    .-= Tara R.´s last blog ..Weekly Winners ~ controlled burn =-.

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    OHmommy says

    Happy birthday to your little man!

    And….. shut the front door Jill! My 3rd child is having THE same party today at 3. The reptile man is coming. The dino cake needs to be picked up at 2. Incredible similarities.

    Let start planning their wedding!
    .-= OHmommy´s last blog ..I can’t make this stuff up. #worstmomoftheyear =-.

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    Ironic Mom says

    Did they forget any critter behind? Just asking…

    Fantastic photos. I tend to throw birthday parties where I throw a few kids in the backyard and say, “Make your own fun. Come get me if anyone gets hurt.” Needless to say, I’m not in the running for Mother of the Year. Unless that’s Sarcastic Mother of the Year…then, I’m short listed.
    .-= Ironic Mom´s last blog ..Bizarre Baby Names =-.

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    Kathleen says

    That looks so cool! I’ll have to check them out when my son gets a little older, since we live in PA.
    .-= Kathleen´s last blog ..Serif Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 {Giveaway} =-.

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