Cosmic Bowling

Cutie Pie and I have a birthday coming up on Wednesday!  J and I gave Cutie Pie the option to go anywhere he wanted to celebrate his special day in lieu of an actual birthday party with a bunch of kids.  On a side note, I’ve instituted the every-other-year plan for birthday parties.  Wildman chose to go to Legoland and it was so much less stressful than planning and implementing a party.  It’s nice to have a year off from that craziness.

Anyway, we told Cutie Pie we would take him anywhere he’d like to go: Disney, Sea World, Legoland, Busch Gardens, zip lining at the zoo…  He chose bowling of all things!  This is what he chose to do last year for his birthday too.  So, J looked into it and saw that our local bowling alley hosted cosmic games with the black lights, lasers and all on Saturdays from 3-5 PM.  J invited a few of Cutie Pie’s closest buds to join us and away we went.

The kids had a total blast bowling on their own lane with the bumpers installed.  Cutie Pie amazed everyone by winning with an even 100 points!

J, Big Red, Flash and I had our own lane next to the kiddos.  I bowled my highest score ever on our first game.  A 117!  I beat all the guys (J by just one point) and then proceeded to steadily get worse from there…  It could have been the bowling alley gin and tonics that were my undoing.  Big Red was the one who suggested that we have a round of G&Ts and set out to procure them from the sketchy looking bar at the back.  The first set were awful as I sort of expected.  I kept looking at my drink thinking something was not right.  Then I remembered a neat trick that I saw on Pinterest.  Tonic glows in black light!  The snack bar operator come bartender had made our drinks with club soda by mistake!  The drinks were not glowing.  Once they were remade, they tasted so much better and looked really pretty too.  Thanks, Pinterest!  You helped me troubleshoot my bowling alley beverage!  🙂

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Cutie Pie’s Bowling Party

For most of 2010 Cutie Pie had been telling me that he wanted a Batman bowling party to celebrate his 4th.  His decision never wavered.  Wildman will go through 10 different party themes before he finally settles on something.  Cutie Pie is very different.  He knows exactly what he wants.

So, on Saturday 20 or so of Cutie Pie’s friends and family members gathered together for a round of cosmic bowling in his honor.  It was such fun!  We completely abandoned keeping track of the bowling order and who was on what lane.  Somehow it all worked out.  The kids were happy and that’s all that mattered.

Happy Birthday (on Tuesday), my sweet boy!!!