Over a month ago, Anna Grace turned the ripe old age of six. Yep, one more than five but one less than seven. Problem was she turned six just as school started.
Do you know how hard it is to plan a party when you don’t know your new classmates, mom is struggling to start a new year in a new position, Dad is out of town, and life is nutso?
Well, let me tell you….it is downright impossible to do that. Therefore, I told her we’d do a party near the end of August.
School continued to interfere and the end of August came and went. Bad mommy.
I finally realized the error of my ways and scheduled a party for her at the local bowling alley.
Yes, I was copping out of doing it at my house. I’m chicken. But this was also her first “real party” with friends.
You see, I have deprived my girls and have never had a “friend” party. Previous parties have just been family and our super duper old neighbors. That’s it.
I know. I’m a sorry mom. My big kids keep reminding me of that. On a regular basis.
Anyhow, the party was planned and kids invited. It was on the calendar, I knew it was coming up, but I forgot to order a cake. Yep, a major mistake. Thankfully, Kroger can throw together a cake in a pretty quick manner. Whew.
Birthday party day arrives. Katie is picked up from the airport (from school via the Atlanta subway system), cake retrieved, bows put in, and off we go.
Glow in the dark bowling. How cool!
But do you know how hard it is to run crowd control on ten kids in a bowling alley? With the lights off? Holey Moley.
Great fun was had by all. Bowling, pizza, cake, and video games. How much better can life get?
Friends, friends, and more friends……
and a surprise visit from The Boyfriend. I had told Anna Grace that Catlan couldn’t make it today. But he showed up at the last minute…..plans changed. She went running across the room and leaped into his arms.
Party time done, presents opened, The College Kid driven back to the airport to catch the train to school, and mom collapsed.
I think I’m too old to have little kids.
Nah, I’m too old to have little kid birthday parties.
Do you think they’ll notice if we skip all parties until they are 16?