November 6 09

This week was Josh’s 7th birthday, so we did what any normal parents would do…We took nine kids on the Atlanta Marta (which included three train transfers) and took them down to the Thrashers vs. Bluejackets game. yeah, NORMAL.



(there were two more kids, but you try getting them all to sit down for more than 2.5 seconds)

We opted for popcorn and candy and Bakugon goodie bags instead of cake or cupcakes.


Because we can never do anything normal. Normal people chose one of those indoor party places where they do all the work for you and write a check (or cheque, if you live in Canada) out to the place and just, well, SHOW UP on party day. oh no, not the Martells. we go against the grain.

Just because. And because I hope that one day Josh will be all, “Hey, remember that time my RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME MOM threw me a Thrashers birthday party and had my name come up on the screen?”

(only his name didn’t actually come up on the screen…we just told him that it did and that he missed it because he was having too much fun with his friends)

(but, SHHH. don’t tell)

Last week was Halloween, so we did what any normal parents would do…We took a Stephanie from LazyTown, a BobaFett, and a DorothyfromKansas to the bowling alley for some costume-y bowling action. Yeah, NORMAL.





(ps. The only place I am a good bowler is on the Wii. Yes. Yes, I realize I am an embarrassment to my cheesehead roots)

Just because. And because I hope that one day the kids will be all, “Hey, remember that Halloween where our RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME MOM took us bowling in our costumes?”

  1. 9 kids x 3 train transers = DEDICATION. Also: Lazybell is awesome. I need a nickname like that.

    Comment by Moose on November 6, 2009
  2. Note to self: bakugon is not the same as bukkake.

    Comment by Avitable on November 6, 2009
  3. Yeah, bluejackets! I only say that because I live in Columbus and normally I’d be all “go leafs” and whatnot, but I mean, come one, the leafs blow hard.
    Oh, and I KILL at wii bowling. Seriously, I’m awesome which is so mysterious because I suck at the real thing.

    Comment by Tali on November 6, 2009
  4. How did you manage 3 transfers? I mean, unless that was 3 transfers including the one coming home… now you’ve got me confuzzled. 😉

    Glad you all had fun – and happy belated to Josh!

    Comment by Darcey on November 6, 2009
  5. it was actually TWO transfers. three trains – on the way home. we had to get off at 5 points and then again at Lindbergh to get to Medical Center after 9pm.

    lookat me…I’m such a PRO!

    Comment by ali on November 6, 2009
  6. That’s awesome. I would have loved to bowl on Halloween!

    Comment by Kaleigha on November 6, 2009
  7. Love the costumes. You should totally enter my daughter’s contest.

    (Could Josh see with the mask on at night?)

    Comment by SciFi Dad on November 6, 2009
  8. Hockey game for a birthday = awesome.

    The bowling on Halloween perplexes me, until I remember all the HILLS by your house and I’d rather go bowling than trick or treating!

    Comment by Kristabella on November 6, 2009
  9. You are one brave lady! Looks like they had a great time. Bowling, I love to bowl and I do every Tuesday morning. I am better on Wii too! Love the Halloween costumes.
    .-= Deborah Pucci´s last blog ..I GIVE GOOD BLOG AWARD =-.

    Comment by Deborah Pucci on November 6, 2009
  10. Sorry — am I missing something? What is “abnormal” about taking kids to a hockey game for their birthday?

    Comment by nic on November 7, 2009
  11. You’re awesome, INDEED.

    We always throw our own parties (Sledding, etc.) and never farm it out.

    See? We really are twins!

    Comment by Angella on November 7, 2009
  12. All those kids on the bus and then watching a game?! Wow, you are good! 😀
    .-= Cassie´s last blog ..Weight Watching =-.

    Comment by Cassie on November 7, 2009
  13. Awesome costumes!!

    I can’t bowl for sh*t, so I’m totally impressed. 🙂

    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on November 8, 2009
  14. Lazy Town!I actually love Lazy Town and all it’s craziness and tried desperately to find an adult costume last year. I wasn’t about to actually make one though. I do however torture my husband by playing all the songs at full blast and waking up every morning to “Wake Up!” Then again I’ve also got a thing for backyardigans, mama mirabelle and yo gabba gabba…… Come to think of it, this might be a problem.

    Comment by MBonn on November 10, 2009

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