We tend to go very light on birthdays at our house. You get to choose your birthday dinner, everyone produces presents and, sometimes, Dad makes a pie. (I used to make cakes but the pies are mmm, mmm, good!) Sometimes, you get a party.
Today, Middle Daughter had her 16th birthday party at our house and I completely forgot all about the work required. Just six friends over for a trip to the 12-plex for a chick flick and then, back to our house for dinner. I have a swimming workshop tomorrow so we couldn't schedule this for Sunday.
This whole "simple" party stil required cleaning the house and serving food, however, so our morning was very busy. Working out at the Y, cleaning house, and, finally, grocery shopping made things very hectic. I don't know what I was thinking - there was no knitting done today. Bad knitter! No yarn for you!
I did manage to round up the Saturday Seven, however. Youngest child loves color and movement - right now, he's hooked on pretending he's Spiderman - but even he grows out of things. All his clothes are bright and loud, much more so than I would choose for myself. I do, however, recommend the book, "Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys" by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson. It was very helpful understanding the difference between Child 1,2,3 and 4 (Da Boy.)
The whole bag is going off to Baby Karl - next sized boy of the Book Group Clan.
" Does whatever a spider can"