Approaching 5

Well, Lucas will be 5 years old next Tuesday, May 1. He’s been excited about this birthday for about three months now, probably because he goes to school with children who are already 5 or even 6 years old. We are having a party with six of his school chums on Sunday. Ian is working diligently (even as I write at 10:40 p.m.) to complete the “shed” in time for the children to play on it on Sunday, and I must say, it’s looking wonderful! (I fervently hope it’s completed in time because entertaining a bunch of kids with party games is not really my thing. We want to turn them loose on this play structure and call it good.)

Other party preparations have begun as well. Honestly–getting Lucas to pick the guests was really tough. Every time we discussed it, the list of names changed. So, eventually, taking his variable list of all second-year Red Rosers and my desire to have some first-year kindergartners there, we compromised and came up with five boys and one girl.

Choosing a theme was equally frustrating. Again, he kept changing his mind. Eventually, I bought napkins with race cars on them. There. Decision made.

Balloons. Cake. Gifts and wrapping. Oh — food. We have to feed them, too. Take & bake pizza should work. Games? Ick. How about “obstacle course”? Bubble machine. Decorations. Goodie bags for guests.

Our family will get together on the 6th to celebrate. I just can’t hack two parties in one weekend.

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