Today, we kept the keepin' busy trend going. We packed up the family in the car and headed right back into the big city for a fun-filled day with friends.
The first stop was the birthday party of one of our favorite nearly-five-year-olds. He asked for a bowling party and his parents made it happen, much to Playette's delight. The alley was amazingly old-school in nature. Simple in all the best ways that sometimes get overlooked in our Quicker! Faster! Better! society. I really enjoyed seeing the kids be kids. My children had a ball.
Or in the case of Playette, she had about 100 balls...all going down the lane at once.
I'm making it sound like we were battling dysentery in a covered wagon. Manifest Destiny!
I've never denied having a flair for the dramatic.
A few weeks ago, at my 15 year college reunion (I know, I know - How is that possible? I'm so young!), a group of us chatted about getting together more often than every half-decade since we're all living relatively close to one another right now.
Six adults, thirteen children, and a bushel of crabs later, it was a reality. We had a wonderful time catching up and I loved seeing everyone's children and having my kids play with their kids. It was very surreal since my classmates and I were all still kids ourselves when we first met.
My kids were exhausted and were put right to bed when we got home. BD and I are spent. But it was all well worth it. I love when we can get out and be with people whose company we enjoy.
We probably should have just rented a room in the big city since we're going back again tomorrow for an ENT appointment for the bigger little one.
Time to get some rest.