I had grand plans for a Lego themed party. I tend to lean towards the "go big or go home" philosophy with parties.
I just simply like parties and they make up for my lack of any other creative genes missing. This mama can't sew on a button, draw a stick figure, or sing a tune, but I can plan a killer party.
However, going back to teaching mid-year wiped me out and proved to be a survival of the fittest game (surviving daily life vs. planning Pinterest driven Lego party).
Real life won.
We celebrated with my family last weekend. The skateboard was a hit.
On his actual June 29th birthday, Charlie ended up having lunch at McDonald's at his instance. We like to keep it classy.
He then picked out a Lego set and headed to meet another family at Chuck E. Cheese's.
Now, I'm not slamming CC, but I generally avoid that place like the bird flu. Not saying that you can catch the bird flu there, but I'm pretty certain there's a lot of germs lingering on every surface my children touch. I practically spray them down with germ spray when they head to the car!
I skimped on the party package and used a coupon for pizza and coins instead. The biggest hit was the ticket blaster. That's all the birthday boy wanted to do. It's the little things.
Nana, Pops, and Kevin were ready to join us back at our house after work so we could celebrate with brownies-not cake as per Charlie's request. The kid knows what he wants.
And just for bonus points, I had to add Lego candles. That's a Lego theme, right???
Happy 6th Birthday, Charlie. We love you Buddy.