But his actual birthday party was at the bowling alley because he insisted that big kids have them at bowling alleys. And it turned out really well and it was incredibly cheap so we may bowl for every birthday because yes. Very cheap.
And I'll admit, I kind of laughed when his friends thought his bowling cake was awesome. Mostly because I heard Jackson say, "Um, of COURSE my mom got me a bowling cake. She does fun parties. You can't have a bowling party without a bowling cake. It's a rule." Mom for the WIN.
In other non kid related news, do any of you have the Roku? We (and by "we" I really mean "I") are trying to decide if Roku is the way to go. Right now we spend $171 per MONTH for our land line, satellite, and internet. It's insane. We're toying with the idea of getting the Roku and getting Air Fiber internet (roughly $40/month) and ditching the land line. The only thing holding me back is my love of HBO. And VH1 reality shows. I can't downgrade my life and miss new episodes of True Blood and Real Time with Bill Maher. I just can't make that kind of sacrifice. So to those of you who have Roku- what do you do in instances like this?
Next up... books. Holy shit I have a lot. I had someone stop over at my house to buy a few toys from us and she walks into my room and was like, "Holy shit. I think you have a problem." This is a complete stranger. Thankfully, she didn't mention my six foot cardboard Robert Pattinson in the corner or the Edward doll on my dresser because I think she would have run for the hills. So now I'm deciding on downsizing. Which, ugh. I don't want to do. But it might be time. I'm running out of shelf space and this makes me sad. Matt says we can't put any more shelves up. And he's right. I know this. And the thought of having to move all of these someday? Not a pleasant idea. I haul books around for my day job- I know how heavy these boxes can get.
In other news, I made contact with the bank. We're going to meet with them soon to find out about possibly being approved for another home loan. Cross your fingers.