Last Tuesday our Inbetweener celebrated his 8th Birthday (Birthday Boy).
As tradition in our family we started the day by singing happy birthday before he was out of bed and he had his favourite breakfast - boiled egg, toast and tea complete with candle.
We had a small party with family at home on Tuesday evening and then he had a few friends on Saturday to a local bowling centre.
We all had a lovely time and the man himself our Inbetweener was chuffed to bits.
I was very busy all day preparing a birthday cake (which tasted much better than it looked), cupcakes, homemade sausage rolls, vol-au-vents and sandwiches. There was hardly anything left over which makes me happy and it was worth the effort.
It was so nice just having our own family around us to celebrate our Inbetweener turning eight years old, it feels like only yesterday that he was so small like our Little Fella is now.
This year was the first time we didn't have loads of children to a birthday party and it was quite strange so we arranged the party just a few weeks ago and booked a local place called Arena 7 in Letterkenny.
He decided himself that he would ask his four closest friends to go bowling and not have the usual big party.
A sure sign that he is growing up fast.
They have a lovely VIP room with bowling lanes, pool table and air hockey game complete with a jukebox for your own private use and they supply the food as well - cocktail sausages, onion rings, chicken nuggets and chips with drinks all round and tea/coffee for mum and dad. The portions were just right and we couldn't eat another bite for the rest of the day, plus I got to go home to a clean house.
What 8 year old wouldn't be happy with that!
In a way we had two celebrations and they were both great.
We have our beautiful Inbetweener who is now eight years old and everybody who knows him loves him dearly.
He makes us very proud of him and I'm glad we were able to give him a party to remember.