Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Funny thing happened while I haven't been blogging....

...the kids all got older. Specifically, Ben, Jack & Drew turned 8 on May 28th.

Of course we had to have a birthday party. Remember the party that we had when they turned 7? Well, it doesn't matter if *you* remember because *they* remembered. "Hey Mom, this year, can we have a real Wipeout Party??", "Hey Mom, how about a Super Mario Bros. Party??" (and yes, they actually pronounce it "Broz"...I've corrected them many times, but they still say "Broz". Now, they've got me saying "Broz" too. Oh well, you win some, you lose some) As hard as I tried, I could not figure out a way to make the "Big Balls" and all of the ideas that they boys had for a Mario party were kind of "out there". So, in the end, we decided to take advantage of the great summer weather and our neighborhood pool.

So, the boys and 22 of their "nearest and dearest" friends came to our neighborhood pool on a beautiful Friday night and we called it a party!
There was lots of swimming....and sliding....
and a very little bit of "games".
There was pizza and cake....lots of pizza!
Eight year old swimming boys eat A LOT of pizza!!!
There was also this cool undershirt game. The night before the party, I wrote a whole bunch of silly sayings on undershirts. Then I folded the shirts up so nobody could see what they said and then Spencer dunked them in a bucket of water and put them in the freezer overnight. I re-dunked them and re-froze them again in the morning so they would be good and frozen. Then, the "contest" was for each kid to take a frozen shirt and try to un-freeze it. The first kid to put the very cold t-shirt on would win the game.
Good and frozen....

The "winner"...wait, does your shirt say that you "want to be a ballerina when you grow up"??!!

Yup, I did my best to get in the mind of an 8 year old to think of things that they would think would be funny and/or embarassing. We had...

...Girl Rule, Boys Drool

...Is this Party almost over, I miss my MOM!

...I've got the Cheese-Touch

...I love my princess underwear

...oops, I just tooted

And, the winner got a Silly Band. Actually, any kid that was willing to put their shirt on got to pick out a Silly Band.

Most of the boys were very willing to wear their silly shirt. There was also a lot of shirt trading going on and I'm sure a lot of confused moms at laundry time. It worked out to be a perfect game...easy and the boys sure got a lot of laughs.

Happy Birthday Ben, Jack & Drew...a bit late. :)

1 comment:

Cathy said...

This was a FUN DAY!!! I had a blast and the party turned out great! I thought I recognized these pictures!! ;)