Saturday, June 06, 2009

And He's Eight!

It was Benjamin's eighth birthday today, and Sweden's national day. We usually take a day trip to Sandhamn since Benjamin loves it there so much and has such fond memories of our past summers there (and since he thinks the house we rented belongs to him). It usually isn't the best of weather, though usually it is better than it was this year! Rain, wind and generally dismal conditions prevailed, and we couldn't really think up a reason to be outside more than absolutely necessary. So we went to see Night at the Museum 2 (though the kids were still laughing at the previews for Ice Age 3 long after the feature film had started - can't wait 'till it comes out!). Then we went bowling, which - thanks to the lane guards - is actually fun to do as a family. Benjamin won, which was only fitting. Of course, his bowling looked more like pool, with at least two ricochets for each shot!

Somehow, I just don't have it in me to plan two birthday parties before the summer. Benjamin's class has a picnic planned for the 7th (Sunday), so that leaves out this weekend. Then it is "full fart" to the end of the school year, with class parties, football parties, football matches, etc. I think we will end up taking two families to the laser game place... maybe later this month...

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