So...... it turned out that our elaborate plan to kick the 10 rowdy boys outside for at least some of the evening got completely ruined:
By thunder, hail, rain and slush. Seriously! The worst weather in months on that one night where we could really have used something better.
But it was a good night:
Where the strawberry syrup filled “bloody syringes” were a big hit
Where most of the pizza was gone relatively fast, and where at least some of the kids were up for the pumpkin face challenge, where you apply Vaseline to your face and have a contest about how many cheese puffs you can stick on there without using your hands
But I also felt a lot better after I brought a bottle of red wine to the upstairs neighbors apologizing for all the noise. Because these kids were anything but quiet. And it didn’t help that we just have too little space in general. Still Luca thought it was the best night EVER and already asked for a similar birthday next year😬
Lucky for me I had planned ahead and spent the rest of the night in the company of this:
With a generous splash of gin of course. The best G&T in quite a while! And what tasted even better was the leftover birthday cake. Nothing like a chocolaty sweet reminder that it will be another year before next time.
Today I slept until 8AM, which is the longest I have slept for months. And after church we decided to take the dog for a hike in the beautiful forest near Hell (yes. That is a place in Michigan - google it and see for yourself):
I guess I am ready for next week to begin