C. turned 11 last week on our usual town day. But instead of running errands all day, he went to friends’ who surprised him with a visit to the Wildlife Safari. So nice! But his birthday did not stop there.
He’s been wanting to go bowling with the brothers in this family. So kind of (very) spontaneously we decided to just do it — in celebration of his birthday. Yesterday was the day. Conveniently, it made a great birthday party for which I had to do very little work. Not that I don’t love my son, but less work makes me really happy.
Yesterday morning I baked the sourdough chocolate cakes. The bowling alley took care of the pizzas. Yes *gasp* we ate out and it was not real food. It tasted great though!
And we bowled. Well, the kids did.
I realized that I need to practice hospitality more. The bowling alley provided a table behind our lanes for the food, but did it even occur to me to bring a tablecloth? Nope. I did remember the candles and matches though.