Nothing breaks my heart like people not showing up for a kid's birthday party. Nothing.
We could have so easily done that. Will got invited to a bday party for a boy in his class this Saturday. Saturday didn't suit us - t-ball in the morning, then Mardi Gras, and my parents were in town. Buuuut, #1 - with Will being "the new kid" in class, I hated to pass up the chance for him to connect & have fun with his classmates; and #2 - it was at the [awesome] local Fun Park, to which the kids have been DYING to go since the day we showed up. So we made the effort...and I am so grateful we did!
Every boy in Will's class was invited, and only Will & one other boy made it. I'm sure everyone else just had the same issues we initially did: opening day of ball & Mardi Gras are just too much... But this little boy is absolutely adorable, and his family was so sweet. We were going to let Will party and then all the rest of us take Annelise around, but his family wouldn't have it. They included us ALL in laser tag, (my 1st time!) go karts, (Annelise & I passed EVERYONE!) pizza, & cake. I felt awful that more of their classmates didn't make it, but I am *so glad* we did! :-)