March 14, 2010

Calling All Soldiers!

This year, to celebrate Emmett's 7th birthday, he chose to have an Army Sleepover.
We had a total blast and so did all the boys...11 for the day and 5 overnight.
It was an adventure!
Making his own cake!

The Mission:
We started the party with a scavenger hunt, or "missions."
Here are a few of the stations.

The Face Paint
The Bandanas
The Food and Water Rashions

The breaking down and cleaning of your guns.

Getting ready for training.
The Drill Sargent
Training Day!
Once they had all their gear, they had to go through
a training mission to prepare for the big fight.

A helmet and bullet proof vest to begin.
They were all so into this!
Over the trip wire.......through the tunnel...
...shoot the target...
...under the bridge...
Even Nolan had a blast!
...And then they had to run back to the beginning as fast as they could,
while Sy was timing them.
Then came an awesome game of Tug-O-War.
Followed by their final mission...
Full on war....
with the men for their goodie bags!
After we had pizza, cake, and presents, about half of the kids were picked up,
while the other half stayed then night (5 in all). I got the boys these amazing fort kits for
Christmas, so the entire livingroom became base camp.
They played the Wii, watched movies,
ate popcorn and stayed up until 3 a.m.
Thanks for the helmet, Sister...he wouldn't take it off all night!

And in true sleepover fashion,
the first 2 who fell asleep got their ankles tied together.
Such little pranksters!

What a great party and we are all thoroughly exhausted!

1 comment:

  1. I can't think of anything more fun! Happy Birthday Buddy.