I think he needs a rental car but other than that I think flying out for the kids birthday is wonderful. We just must be different but I wouldn't want to just be me, DH and the kids for a birthday. We always get together with extended family and do something fun. Either a party at home or we have done the zoo, old sturbridge village, aquarium, children's museum etc. it is usually my parents, our family and my sisters family of five. We all carpool in whatever cars fit best and bring a big picnic lunch with cake. I would be lonely without our family to celebrate with us.
Mommy to Fiona 12/09 and new baby Layla 3/12 a HBAC!