We celebrated Elijah’s birthday this weekend. He had a smaller party this year, inviting only two friends.
Another lesson for me about expectations and the best laid plans. Our theme this year was racing. Elijah thought it would be great to go somewhere and race against his buddies. I researched, found the perfect destination, and arrived to find that it had been closed for the day due to electrical problems. We chose a less-than-ideal back-up racing spot. The boys didn’t meet the 12-year-old age requirement to race the big go-karts so they had to ride in the small, slow go-karts … outside (and it was cold!). They were great sports about it and the spectators had a good laugh.
We went to Cici’s for dinner and filled up on pizza before coming home for cake and ice cream. I was secretly thrilled when Elijah decided he wasn’t too old for a racetrack cake. The Elijah Cup trophy sat in the middle of the table, waiting for a rematch. During the night’s race, Cole was in the lead for most of it but slowed down and gave up the victory to Elijah near the end. The boys decided another race will be needed in the future (when Kart Trax reopens) and the trophy will be awarded then.
Cheers Elijah! Happy 11th birthday!
The evening’s entertainment was the 3D version of Journey to the Center of the Earth. I would’ve liked a car themed movie but nothing met our approval.
The boys went to sleep late and woke early … true sleepover behavior, I guess. I know I’ll need a nap today. They woke to car muffins (Phil thinks this is the last time I can get away with serving themed food for Eli) and a very chilly game of outdoor football.
Despite some changed plans, I think they all had a good time.
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