When you're a kid, birthdays are awesome. You look forward to your birthday. You're going to be a year older, eat cake and ice cream, and get new toys! What's not to like? It's the perfect day!
Anyway, while casting about for something to do that might be fun for the munchkins, I discovered that the Via Arte is on the weekend after my birthday this year. It's this place in a local theater/shopping center where they rope off the parking lot and do massive chalk paintings on the asphalt. I've even participated back when I was in art class and we bought a square or two. It's loads of fun.
Also I have a birthday coupon for free ice cream from Cold Stone. So I thought we could go brave the crowds, look at the chalk paintings, and get some ice cream. A fun birthday event for all!