one year they have a big to-do birthday party_ where they invite friends_
they choose where they want their party, etc_
and the next year we don't have a big to-do party.
We still have whoever is around (neighbor friends, family if here) over to eat cake & ice cream,
sing, open their gifts from us.. but what we normally would spend in paper products,
decorations, having a party somewhere etc. we just use towards their gift on this year.
This is the year for parties and we actually got started on Thursday.
We all went bowling (b/c we bought the summer package at the start of summer)
and then we went and ate pizza afterwards. On Saturday, his actual birthday, we opened gifts_
sang_ I cooked the meal of his choice_ and we had cake. He is so easy... but with the girls,
there's a little more to it... you know what I mean.?
And yes, I bought sport's themed paper products for him..because
1. he doesn't care what we eat on and
2. I know it's probably the last year he will let me buy napkins with sports ball's on them.
For his dinner he picked pork chops, mashed potatoes, and onion rings...
the pork chops are dipped in butter and then rolled in corn flakes.
My kids love them and they fight over who gets the pan at the end..they all want the crumbs.
Then as we were getting ready for bed.. the girls, I noticed, had been scheming.
When Gray went to get his shower they hung notes all in his room_
on his curtains_ his dresser_ the wall. I thought it was super cute and thoughtful...
Youngest said " you rock even though I am mean to you, i still love you"
Do you have any unique or fun ideas you do for your kids on their birthday's?
I would love to know...