Mansel turned 10 this summer. We have friends parts at ages 6, 10, and 16. So -- he got to have a friends party. He was so happy.
We have a swimming pool... "easy peasey... we'll have a pool party", I thought. Just so happens it was FREEZING that day in August. We had the weirdest summer weather this year. So... they just did a polar plunge and then played around a bit. One boy played in that COLD water for a really long time. Maybe too long? He was practicing floating... his mother would be proud... isn't he doing a great job?
Several friends brought their appetites. We had pizza, chips, dip, gatorade and ice cream cake from the DQ. It was a BLIZZARD cake... oh my heavens. They are delicious!
Other friends brought their air-soft guns. They shot at targets until the pizza was done cooking. Then Mansel opened presents. After that he took his new air-soft gun outside and joined the fun shooting at targets.
I'm pretty sure Mansel had a good time. I can't believe he is 10. Something I noticed about him tonight... while we were watching football -- he could make intelligent comments about what was happening during the game. :sigh: I just am NOT OK with the fact that my kids are growing up. I want them to remain babies... until they are about 21... then they can immediately grow up and leave me in peace. LOL... I know -- won't happen. So -- if they must grow up -- let's celebrate with some pizza and ice cream. °Ü°