Alex went big on his 9th birthday. He asked for a combination bowling/arcade/laser tag birthday party at the local Bowlero. We still don’t know what got that idea into his head, but since he only came up with it a couple of weeks ago, it was a scramble to get some friends who were free for the evening. It worked out well. We had a group of 8 kids munching pizza and dodging the occasional backwards bowling ball. There were even a couple of strikes thrown in.

The pictures below show just a portion of the activities from a very busy day. We started with opening presents in the morning. While Alex is still convinced that his “Apple computer” must be delayed in the mail, he did make out pretty nicely on the gift front. Notice the surprise and happiness in some of the photos below. There are also a few shots from the bowling adventure. It’s hard to capture the zaniness of eight 9-year-olds hyped up on soft drinks and overstimulated by the multimedia blitz in the bowling alley, but at least you’ll see a bit of how it went.

Do you mind? I’m trying to bowl here!
Don’t ask me.
The budding photographer
At least somebody’s happy
Please, please, please…
Say cheese
Displaying one of the gifts
The 9 year old
Shock and awe
The gang

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