Alpha’s choice of birthday party was laser tag at MVP. (Last year we celebrated her birthday with mini-golf at the same place.) So with a small group of her friends and a couple of adults, we tromped in and had a great time!
Afterwards: pizza and cake and video games, of course. Gifts were exchanged, some of which Alpha was really excited to see.
Alpha is currently off for a sleepover at Rho’s house. (Like other greek letter-named people in this blog, that is not her real name – though I could imagine someone naming their child Rho so I feel like I should note that occasionally). After all the trouble Alpha had in adjusting to the move, I never thought that we would be exchanging kids with another family so regularly as we have with Alpha and Rho.
Just an aside: I was chatting with Rho’s mother during the party, and it turns out that Alpha and Rho were rating boys at the last sleepover. <sigh>