Then you need some friends to have some fun with. It sure was smart of Mom to rent a minivan for the day so that everyone could come along.
Exploring the "birthday mobile" was part of the fun. Then there was swimming, always a good thing for the water-crazy birthday boy, and lunch at the pool.
After that came rocket launching out at the biggest open field in the area. The weather was perfect for it, with a calm breeze that made rocket recovery fairly easy.
The theme of this party was officially "X-Box birthday," so after the rockets we drove home for cake and ice cream and X-box games. As the party was about to break up, they had one last hurrah, popping a case of forty boxes of "poppers" I had picked up a month ago from a firework stand. It was a good ending to a great party.