We have a tradition in our family where the kids can have a birthday party with friends every 4 years...this cuts down on cost and makes the birthday party more memorable..hopefully. I stole this idea from my friend Jacque. It has really been so good. I've tried to make the parties something big and super fun. The interesting thing is the 12 year party....so far all three that have turned 12 have just wanted to do something with a few friends. Zack went to Leatherby's and a movie...Josh went to play Laser Tag. Megan had to wait to do her party until this weekend because of the play last weekend. She decided to go to "Paint Yourself Silly" and then we went to have dessert at Chili's...where I decided to enjoy some chips and salsa instead of dessert....Megan's friends Jamie and Claire came...we had a good time. Then we came home and Claire and Jamie slept over. Happy late Birthday Megan!