My Chloe-bear turned 6, and her big brother Ben is 9! Since their house is under construction and life is insane, Ben and Chloe skipped parties - proving that most parents are not as crazy as I am trying to pull off a perfectly themed party come hell or high water. But I bet they must be getting some pretty amazing gifts from their parents to compensate.
We were also invited to a grown up, day drinking, beer garden/barbeque party for one of my college friends that lives in DC. John is apparently the last of us to finally hit 50, and quite a few friends flew in from all over to help celebrate.