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Half birthdays may be my favorite thing. My child buys right in and was eating up the extra attention, directing us in three rounds of “Happy Birthday to you, Chachacha”

make a wish!

make a wish!

You have got to see this cake! Yet again, Heather decorated a beauty!

That's no moon

“That’s no moon. It’s a space station”

The deal at my house is half a cake and pizza on half birthdays. That makes it easy enough to do even on a school night. I have to publicly thank Napolese Pizzaria who not only took an early order to have our pizzas ready for the very first carry out of the night but patiently took the order of three pizzas with special requests to fit all of the allergies and dietary preferences of everyone in the family.

These are not the allergens you are looking for...

These are not the allergens you are looking for…

I have a strict no presents policy on half birthdays because it is about fun celebration – not about spoiling the children – but someone guessed I wouldn’t fight a thematic re-gift from the last Star Wars party.

"What's in there?"  "Only what you take with you."

“What’s in there?”
“Only what you take with you.”

At least it wasn’t wrapped. Maybe I can convince the kiddo that it was only a part of his party attire…