We returned form our weekend in New Mexico and got right back into work and school as usual. We could have used some rest, but fate had chosen a different path for us. This path was filled with cake and bounce houses and tires instead of sleeping in and staying in our pajamas.
Both Max and Owen had a birthday party to attend, so on Saturday we headed out to party number one.
He got pretty good at it.
We’ve become accustomed to this party type, having been to a lot of them (and thrown a few ourselves). The kids run around for a bit, then I hand my camera over to Christy and I run around for a bit, then everyone moves to another room to repeat the process with new stuff. Once everyone is a giant sweaty mess we move on to the party room.
On Sunday we headed over to a nearby park to attend a party for one of Max’s school buddies. This one was military themed.
They brought along all the makings of an obstacle course but started by letting the kids roll tires up and down the hill.
GO GO GO.
The next event was a game of hot potato played with a fake grenade. Usually the game involves the children yelling and screaming whenever one of them gets out, but Max apparently decided it needed to be far more interesting. When he got out, he engaged in an overly dramatic death sequence.
With all that insanity behind them, we moved on to yet another activity.
I attempted to win a match against all of Max’s buddies, but wound up with my feet sliding along the ground. Turns out when you stack up a lot of kids they have a fairly high combined strength and weight.
All of the official activities were complete (aside from cake) but the children did not find this acceptable. They began coming up with their own activities to get the most out of their various props.
That was the final party of the weekend, so we called it a day and headed back home to try and get rested up for the week to come. If you want to check out a few more photos from the week, click here. Otherwise we’ll be back next time!