Behold the very messy birthday party of a certain ten-year-old boy! The theme was "All Out War."
1. Assembling and decorating water-zookas.
2. Using water-zookas to shoot down a fleet of paper airplanes.
3. Team water-balloon transporting -- no hands allowed! Successful teams get to throw cream pies in The Professor's face!
4. Water-balloon toss
5. Thirty seconds to eat as many M&M's out of a plate of whipped cream as you can with your hands behind your back
6. All-out war, using water-zookas, shaving cream, silly string, and water balloons. Let the record show that yours truly joined in the fun.
7. Dirt cake. Utensils optional.
How did we possibly make this ten-year-old dream come true without losing our ever-lovin' minds? Come closer and I will whisper to you our secrets.
1. This was a drop-off party. Our property does not have enough space for fourteen kids going bananas and fourteen sets of parents trying to make small talk and stay dry and cool. Only two parents stayed, and they helped out.
2. The Professor was in charge of planning and executing the activities. He did so in concert with two single guys from our home meeting, David and Jesse. Another friend, Steve, grilled all the hotdogs. We are currently writing David, Jesse and Steve into our will. Up to half our kingdom, guys.
3. I made really simple, eat-with-your hands kind of food.
And when the party was over, two of Ian's buddies spent the night and they hardly slept at all because they all felt the need to wake up at four a.m. to continue playing his new Wii Games but that is just something you do when you're a kid and so we didn't hassle them about it and we weren't even too late to our church meeting the next day even though the kids were like zombies and so all's well that ends well, The End.