I'm really glad I'm a grown-up.
There are a lot of perks to being a grown-up:
driving the car (love it just as much as I did at 14)
going to bed whenever I want (I want early nowadays)
drinking a soda on days other than Sunday (that was the rule growing up)
chewing gum whenever (well, whenever there's any left)
However, sometimes there are things that make wish I could be a kid again.
For instance: birthday parties!
Our kids have been invited to some pretty spectacular parties, but McClain's party this past Saturday really took the cake.
If you're from Iowa, you know that we are all slightly obsessed with our hometown Olympian, Gymnast Shawn Johnson.
Well, guess where the birthday party was held!
...you know, home of our Olympic Champion!
We were going to try to catch some pictures on the sly,
but we soon noticed that all the other parents were unashamedly taking pictures.
So we jumped in.
Have a look!
Pretty sure Shawn Johnson has her picture plastered on just about every major wall space.
A Gold Medal gives big bragging rights!
Below are some pictures of the actual party.
McClain had a blast...even if the party was for a girl!