Trying to juggle 4 kids' birthday parties is tough both on us and on parents whose children get invited to our parties, so our kids alternate years in which they get a "big" party. This year is the boys' year to have small family parties, so Michael spent his birthday with just us. The day started with a his favorite part: presents!
We took the day off and went to New York to spend the day at our favorite mall. I know. We're party animals. But really, we always have fun at this mall, and the little man is in heaven because there is a Lego store there. (Can you believe that Lego's headquarters (translation: main offices) are here in Connecticut, but there is no Lego store?)
Of course, we couldn't come all the way to New York, all the way to this mall without visiting the candy store.
We lunched at a Mexican Restaurant that makes the drive worthwhile.
And we had a ball
playing Mini-Bowling. Never heard of it? Me neither. But it was a lot more affordable and a lot easier for little hands.
And there was an arcade.
We had a great time as a family celebrating Michael.
And of course there was cake.
Happy birthday to my fun, loving, mischievous, charming, witty, sweet little man!