Today is Miss E’s 5th birthday. She was born on this blog practically. Her entire five years of life has been well documented. If you have been reading, you know Miss E. Yesterday we had a bowling birthday party. On the prairie, we don’t have oodles of birthday party options. It’s old school. Have the party at your house or have it in our town’s bowling alley. It’s winter outside. It’s cold. You could have a party outside with snow pants on I suppose but that’s not really Miss E’s style. Or mine.
We ate candy.
We had cupcakes for all which were made at a peanut free bakery in Bismarck. We always have peanut free parties for a friend with a severe and life threatening allergy. The kids never notice the parties are peanut free and all parents rest easy.
Speaking of parents, a few friends stayed at the party to help manage the chaos. It was so much fun. Bowling, snacks, music, dancing and burning off a lot of pent up indoor energy.
Miss E happily blew out her candles and everyone had a cupcake.
Everyone sat so quietly at the table that I was worried. The kids were amazing! The bowling party will be doubled in the future for Miss A or maybe another party for Miss E. We might not have a lot of options for party locations on the winter prairie but we decided all we needed was bowling for a good time.
Big brother Hunter has had a hard week. I have not blogged about it but the two first games of the basketball season have been losses. Hunter has had to learn some big life lessons. He is learning mental discipline. The team will succeed in the future but some time away from analyzing and thinking about basketball and instead focusing on his sisters and bowling was perfect for the big brother.
Hunter wanted for a decade to be a big brother. Miss E fulfilled his big dreams at age 10. Today at age 15, he is Miss E’s hero. They love each other…immensely which fills my heart with joy.
Miss E is a Daddy’s girl. She looks like me. She loves me. But she also has a unique and special bond with her loving Daddy who adores her. Nathan became Hunter’s dad through time, a relationship and bond that formed. They are definitely father and son. Miss E and her daddy have been together since birth and she is so much like him in personality some days that Nathan and I just burst out in laughter at her comments. Miss A on the other hand, not photographed at the bowling party because she was running wild, getting strikes just about every time she bowled. Miss A looks like her daddy and behaves like me, except on the getting strikes in bowling part. She is a mama’s girl every day.
Miss E also had an evening out this week to Beauty and the Beast from Broadway in boomtown Bismarck. Nana and Grandpa Eldon came with us.
We ate at the fancy Bistro restaurant where Miss E served me our Bavarian Chocolate Cream we shared. She also had a fancy outfit on that Mama Jane (my mom) made her. Things to know about Miss E at age 5, she is always prepared. She is structured. She likes a plan. She is intense. She rarely disobeys.