This was our year for "friend parties" for birthdays.
Sophie had a pretty low-key pajama party back in October.
Lawson had ideas for a hunting party... but this momma wasn't quite up for that. 3rd grade boys... and guns?
Bowling sounded much more "won't make mom crazy." (Especially when you figure in the bonus that these 3rd grade boys won't be in my house for the party!) =)
This just made me laugh. (Maybe roll my eyes and shake my head a little, too, but I did eventually laugh...)
When I told Lawson to write names on the cards, I actually meant on the other side. Where there were no words. Where there was a whole blank side, just waiting for something like To: Patrick. But yeah... squeezing it in between the other words works, too.
We went ahead and invited all the boys in his class. His original list had 7 friends from school, and since there are 10 boys in his class, I figured we might as well go ahead and invite them all. (And I may have been secretly hoping that they wouldn't all show up. Aren't I an awesome party-throwing mom?!)
They didn't always have the best form...
But there were some exciting moments. =)
This guy made me smile. It was his first time to ever go bowling, and he had so much fun! (He also told me that it was his first birthday party. Ever. Except for people in his family. I was so happy he had so much fun.)
Blurry picture, but it's just so sweet...
He had fun. His friends had fun. It wasn't crazy expensive or elaborate. Perfect for a 9 year old party.
The only thing that would have made it more perfect is if this guy could have been there...