No carrots were harmed during the making of this blog post.
As predicted, the carrots were not a big hit. Even the lure of Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing wasn’t enough to entice even one child to eat even one carrot. Well, at least I tried.
It turned out to be a quiet party with just the C-man and two of his friends. So it wasn’t so much a birthday party as it was a playdate with cake and ice cream attached. But the C-man seemed happy with the situation, and who would really complain about having fewer nine-year-old boys in the house?
They played, we ate pizza, they played some more. When they were hungry again I broke out the cake and ice cream.
Then they played some more. The C-man also opened his presents. He got some Legos and a science experiment kit that comes complete with test tubes. Ooooh.
We have already completed one science experiment involving vinegar and baking soda, and now the C-man is upstairs putting his Lego cement mixer together. He is trying to do it all by himself. So far, that seems to be going just fine.
Now I am tired, and not in the mood to make dinner. Luckily there are leftovers from last night so I don’t have to. Oh, and plenty of baby carrots.