Jenn’s 7th Birthday Party 1986

(a.k.a. Happy Birthday to me!)

For my 7th Birthday I wanted to go to Hoss’s. I don’t know why. I just liked Hoss’s, I guess. The only one that we had near us was in New Castle (about 40+ minutes away). I went with my family and my best friend, Brooke. As we were on our way to Hoss’s we noticed a big rainbow in the sky. We pulled over on the side of the road to look at it. I think we might’ve even taken some pictures…but they no longer exist 😦 My mom said, ”Look, Jenny, we ordered a rainbow for your birthday!”. I believed her. I was convinced that the rainbow was there just for me. I think it might’ve been the first time I had ever seen a rainbow. I know that I’ve seen rainbows since then, but I honestly don’t remember where or when. This moment has always stuck out in my mind.

When we got to Hoss’s my mom gave me my birthday present. It was one really big box. Inside of it was another box. And another. And on and on until finally there was a very small jewelry sized box. When I opened it up it contained my first pair of earrings. I was so excited to get my ears pierced. I don’t remember anything else about that birthday and I don’t remember much about getting my ears pierced either. I do remember being in the pediatrician’s office and the gun making a really loud popping noise. I didn’t hurt and I didn’t cry. After all…I was a grown up now!

I wasn’t able to find any photos from my 7th Birthday…boo! Since I don’t have any party-ful photos to share with you today, I thought I’d include a photo from the same year that I turned 7, 1986.


*This entire post except for the photos was changed on 10/28/2010. Originally I had forgotten about this birthday and decided to write about the sleepover parties that we used to have. I have since moved all of that text to my 8th birthday party post. After driving past Hoss’s a few weeks ago I said to my mom, “I can’t believe that I forgot to write about my birthday and the rainbow!” The End.*

You might be interested in checking out my daughter, Adaline’s, first birthday party

You can take a look at my 1st-6th Birthdays by following the links on
Be sure to check back tomorrow


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