After 5th grade awards on Tuesday morning, we loaded our van up our big guy and a bunch his friends and headed out to celebrate the end of school and big guy's 11th birthday. The boys were all so hyped up and I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to fit both them and their energy inside our van.
Big Guy said he wanted to get some lunch to start so we headed to Applebee's. After the guys wolfed down enough food to feed an army, we headed to Swell-O-Phonic so they could show off their mad skateboarding skills. Swell-O-Phonic has a great mini skateboard park area with ramps and grind rails so the boys were able to enjoy a couple of hours of skating. I was glad that I had planned ahead and brought a couple of packs of Gatorade because the Mississippi heat was unbelievable.
We headed home thinking they were exhausted but they busted out of the van only to set up the ramp in the street for more skateboarding until dark. Where do these guys get their energy?
The next morning they were up with the sun, scarfed down a couple of boxes of cereal and gallons of milk and were back out having more fun. I had to interrupt their fun to go pick up little guy from his last day of school. While in the van they decided they would like to extend the party for one day. Why not? These guys were all great and well behaved so we called the parents and received permission. We made a quick run for more groceries and then called hubby to see if he wanted to go see "Prince Caspian" at the movies with us that afternoon.
What does it take to feed a group of 5th grade boys? spaghetti, makings for nachos, hot dogs, pizzas, cinnamon rolls, 4 boxes of cereal, white powdered donuts, Oreos, 2 gallons of ice cream and toppings, 3 gallons of milk, 3 bags of chips (including the required flaming hot Cheetos), lemonade, Gatorade, soft drinks
I can't imagine a better way for big guy to end his 5th grade year and start his summer. These were a great group of guys and it was fun having the house full of boys having fun.
The cost of the perfect start to summer: PRICELESS!!