Thursday, January 31, 2008

Photo Op

'Tis the time of year for school pictures; the boys will be having them taken tomorrow (Friday) and we should have them the following week. Please let me know if you would like one, they have all kinds of fun stuff this year with photo magnets, photo stickers as well as the standard portraits. I always wind up buying too much, but I hate to not have them if I need them.

We're gearing up for the Super Bowl this weekend, and my cousin Lauren turns 18 next week so we're going to her party on Saturday. It's hard to believe she's 18, I still remember her as my little flower girl who admonished me as I was walking down the aisle, "don't step on the rose petals!"
Embarrassing for her I'm sure, but it's still one of my fondest memories and I know I'll never forget it. She was only 3 when she first met Allen, she looked him over, turned to me and said, "so this is the guy you're gonna marry?"

That means Allen and I have been together for almost 15 years! Yowza!

Jacob will be turning 9 and I'm racking my brain to think of something for his birthday this year. Last year was pretty out of hand with his whole class of kids, especially since they're so much older and more rambunctious. I'm thinking of boys only (oh yeah, that'll be less rambunctious!) or maybe he can invite 9 kids. I feel bad thinking about doing that though, we have always had a huge party with the whole class at some cool location; golf range, indoor soccer, aquarium. It's always around tax time, so we can usually afford to do something a little over the top, but I just don't know if we can handle that may kids anymore. The weather's always iffy, so doing it at a park doesn't seem logical...hmmm
Thoughts, suggestions, recommendations?


Jerusalem said...

We just started a semi-rule (or a starting point anyway) that says you can have as many kids at your party as years you are old. That seems to work from ages 7-12 if I remember correctly... We did a museum thing for Wylies 7th. This year I have no idea....

tracy said...

I like Jeru's idea ~ keeps things consistant that way! I think I always had 7-ish people at my birthday parties. Of course, having a birthday in the summer, and during the Haines Fair when everyone was gone limited things.

I can't hardly believe Lauren's 18 either. How does that happen?? Wasn't she just a little baby when we were on our road trip to Seattle?? Yes, yes, I know that means I'm getting old, dammit!