The party happened. It was survived. Kids had fun, cake was good, my friend Sue is a saint for helping me out so much. Pump It Up is a damn fun place. My kids were exhausted at the end of it. We came home and they opened about a zillion gifts. Most of Rachel's were arts/crafts projects, and most of Will's involve about a thousand little plastic parts. I'm glad it's now officially Thanksgiving vacation and thus homework-free time, because these two have a hell of a lot of thank you notes to write.