Party at the bowling alley!

We culminated a week-long birthday celebration with a “class party” at the bowling alley. Fortunately (for me and my wallet!) Lex was happy with just four classmates and not the whole class. Even still, four classmates, plus Lex and Eve made for a hectic party! To make it even more fun I lost my voice on the way in to the bowling alley (seriously!) and then, halfway through the party, a huge crowd of high schoolers came in and they turned on cosmic bowling, which means lights out, disco ball and music on. It was fun, but chaotic! Thankfully we were wrangling just six kids! I think Lex had a great time, but I’m ready to be done with birthday parties for awhile.

snacks first

The bowling alley provides pizza and I brought some snacks. The kids were all hungry and polished off the snacks pretty quickly!

tokens

Alan doling out tokens for the arcade. All the kids say they love bowling, but I think they really mean they love the arcade. I'm pretty sure it's the only arcade in our area.

bowling

Lex and his master technique. It payed off for him though because he ended up with the highest score! His friend is trying to explain a better bowling technique.

boys

Boys! Sometimes it hard to tell fighting from fun. I broke this up but they both insisted they were having fun.

eve

Eve got a lot of help :)

shirt

The bowling alley also provides a t-shirt the kids can color and the birthday boy gets to keep. I don't expect to see Lex wearing it anytime soon.

laughing

They were laughing hysterically at a birthday card. His friend said, "It's a monkey with a cake wearing a hat!" and they both cracked up. Silly kids.

cake time -p1

Cake time!

cake time -p2

I think they liked it :)

girls

Eve made fast friends with the one other girl there.

lex

This isn't a great photo but I love it because lately Lex has switched from duck-and-hide when he sees the camera's orange glow, to smiling automatically. Here he was drinking and watching people bowl, but when the orange glow hit his face he smiled. I LOVE IT!

I had something else to say here, but I forgot! I’m hoping my voice returns quickly. The boy is throughly six now and has had enough partying and cake to last him through the year!

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