Alex had a terrific evening, celebrating his 10th birthday with buddies from school. He insisted that he could only invite boys (I think because Ad is having a sleep over for her birthday and therefore is only inviting girls…), and so he spent the party bowling and playing arcade games with his friends.
He had a couple of meltdowns during the party; I think the noise, lights, and excitement got to him a bit, but his friends stuck it out with him, and tried to coax him back into the party spirit. They were successful, and Alex ended up having quite a lot of fun. He has such a great group of friends, and I was happy to see that they appeared to be having fun, too.
So this brings us to the halfway point of Birthdaypalooza 2014. Tomorrow, we switch gears to begin celebrating Addie’s 8th birthday. She is beside herself with excitement, and I hope she has as wonderful a birthday celebration as Alex had.