Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bowling Birthday Party Ideas Needed

Okay my handsome little guy will be turning the big 4 in November.

I was certain that I was going to do a Lego themed party for him and I had found tons of inspiration on Pinterest. But after thinking about it more I thought I really want to wait until he is in school and has his school friends come over for this fun party. So then I automatically though match box car type birthday party. This boy doesn't go anywhere without at least a pocket full of these fun sized little cars. So I was very excited for this and was planning away when out of the blue he decides he wants to go bowling for his birthday and he wants a bowling themed party. Seriously I have no idea what to do. I've googled it, searched pinterest, and I'm just not seeing anything really that is tripping my trigger. I was at the dollar store the other day and saw gum ball machines. Would it work to have gum ball machines as party favors? Something like thanks for coming and having a ball with us or something, or is this dumb? I really really really want to purchase these gumball machines...for $1 it can't be beat and they had a bunch of colors. I think it would be fun. I'm sure I'm going to buy them even if I can't use them for his party. Maybe someday down the road. But anyways I'm looking for some fun ideas, anything would be much appreciated. Planning on holding the party at a local bowling alley which really works out perfectly as my house is a mess with remodeling. So any and all ideas needed. Thanks!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Just One of Those Crabby Days

Holy wow has it been forever. Today I'm just having a crabby day. The rest of my family is in bed and I'm just up being crabby. Not sure what my deal is exactly but man i should probably be in bed trying to sleep whatever my deal is off. We are still working on more projects in our house then I can even count on one hand. We went to our local do it yourself center today, Menards, and I just lost it. I just want our house to be a home again. I don't want to be all jam packed in two rooms and feeling like we are going to burst at the seems. The kids are pretty sick of visiting Menards every weekend as well. Today was not a good day. We needed to purchase so much today to get things rolling again, but instead nothing. We just can't decide what to buy and how to do stuff. The kids were acting up and my husband and I are not on the same page or motivation level. When I finally get back out to the car, I lost it. I cried and cried and cried. For the 30 minute drive home I cried. I am just getting to my, I can't take any more point, and it is so silly. I mean really it frustrates me, I have so much to be thankful for and I'm crying because I've been sleeping in my sons room for the last year instead of my own. I mean really, how selfish am I. So then i cry some more because not only can't I take it anymore but now I feel bad because I feel this way. It is like it is a no win situation. I have so much to be thankful for. I'm Thankful that tomorrow is a new day, thankful that my children still love me even though I raised my voice(ok maybe yelled) at them several times today, thankful that I have everything that I need to sustain life, and I'm thankful for my family. I hate that sometimes I get so crabby and that I have to remind myself of all I'm truly thankful for. Sorry to vent on here especially since I never blog. It does feel a little bette to just get it out though. Well that is going to be it for tonight. Tomorrow is a new day I am so very Thankful for that!