Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Holy Growth & Bday Questions

Oh. My. Gosh. Can you tell how much these Painted Lady butterfly caterpillars have grown just over the weekend???
I'll say it, again: best bday present EVER, so far!

So, yeah. Birthdays. Mine is in 2.5 weeks and Will's is in a month. I'm not one of those planning-3-months-in-advance moms. I'm not last-minute, either, but we haven't had 2 kids' birthdays in the same place in years, so what's the point? :-P I'm not kidding, literally years. Will's 5th was in Chicago, Annelise's 4th was in NC, Will's 6th was in MI, Annelise's 5th was here in GA. We're go-with-the-flow by necessity more than choice, but it's working for me. ;-) I'm thinking we'll either do the RiverQuarium (pricier & only a strict # of children & adults admitted; but yay for animals & all-inclusive) or a family trip to our zoo to use our special "behind the scenes" tour pass we got with our membership and then to Chuck E Cheese for friends (cheaper, no limit on people; but not nearly as unique.) Help! Thoughts??? I guess I should make a guest list first to see if we're over the RiverQuarium limit... Who all wants to come? :-D My mom is bringing her best friend [who also adores Will] down for that weekend on a girls' trip! So excited to show them all the perfectly Southern gift shops around here. Anyone else wanna come with?

2 comments:

  1. Fun!!! I would do the family thing and do Chuck E. Cheese...the RiverQuarium is cool too. What is the exact date? Will school be starting by the time his Birthday rolls around?

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  2. I think it'll probably be on August 6th - his real bday, since his real bday is on a Saturday this year. His school doesn't start until the 12th, (Annelise is the 1st!) so no new school mates to factor in - mostly t-ball peeps. The RiverQuarium would be my fave, but it's strictly 15 people - I would need HARD CORE RSVPs. I just hate Chuck E sooooooo much; the kids love it, and it's not *my* bday, but UGH. (Plus, we've done it 3 times.)

    My sweet friend Jonnie had some other GREAT ideas, but nothing that works here. I wish our zoo here still hosted parties! (Not just renting the boring shelter beside the playground. Plus, I don't do purely outside parties - I don't want 100°+ or chance of storms creeping onto my stress radar. :-D)

    I also don't like having anything at our house, b/c I don't want to have to clean up before or after. That would suck every ounce of joy out of the occasion for me!

    I tried to let Will choose, but he said the Fun Park, which is NOT an option b/c it's not a good value for the age range of kids we'll have coming. Eh, maybe I'll decide by next week... :-P ;-)

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