Avree's birthday is on January 12, so this post is a little late in coming. She wanted to have a bowling party, so we loaded up a bunch of her friends and went to the Rex for a fun-filled evening of youthful chaos. (And the kids had a good time too!)
Two of the best things ever invented are "bumper-bowling" and "bowling by the hour." There are no bad rolls in bumper bowling; everyone's a champion! We didn't have to worry about getting all those kids through their round; after the hour was up, the lights went out and it was time for cake. How perfect is that?
Ayla has an unusual bowling style. After she pushes the ball down the lane, she likes to watch it hit the pins while laying face-down on the smooth hardwood.
And, of course, she needs some knuckles at the end. Yeah, baby!
Lori used her airbrushes and highlighting pens to slave for hours over this beautiful cake! (She also had a little help from Mr. Albertson.)
At the bowling alley, they also make really good ice homemade cream, right there on the spot, using liquid nitrogen. (He wears the chemical diagram on his shirt for credentials, in case you thought he was using something else. Freon, perhaps?) You can get any flavor you want, and it actually tastes really, really good! And you thought liquid nitrogen was only good for freezing off those big, ugly warts!
It is hard to believe my Avree is six years old already! She is an amazing little girl, and we all love her like crazy!