Sunday, March 15, 2009

Russ's Birthday

Russ and Eric having their 27th birthday parties at Chuck-E-Cheese
(in addition to about a dozen 3-7 year olds)

Friday the 13th was Russ's birthday and on Saturday we celebrated by going to Chuck-E-Cheese. It was PACKED! There were so many kids there (including one of the students in my 2nd grade class). We still had a good time though. We ordered pizzas, played arcade games, and took our traditional (we've had his birthday there twice, so now it is a tradition I guess) picture of Russ and I and then trying to pile everyone into the photo booth (which failed this year). I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story:

Russ and I at his party LAST year

Russ and I at his party THIS year (we look so much better this year, huh? except that I'm not looking at the camera)

the group from last year, a more or less successful picture of everyone in attendance

Part I of the attendees this year, including yours truly looking bald in the bottom left

Part II of the attendees, this time including Garrett in keychain form at the top and Britney with a completely featureless face

The boys...there was much laughing and chortling while this picture was being "sketched" Guess who is who!

the girls, apparently in a choir pose since we all angled...

the boys hanging out one more time before Chris left for Maryland

Emrie's shirt says "Let there be cake!" :) And yes, she is in the stage where everything goes right in her mouth :)

Russ's pineapple cake that he had to make by himself while I was taking a test for teacher lisencing :( No one should have to make their own cake, but it tasted GREAT (and curse not being able to choose the date or time of standardized tests)

We experimented with the "candles" a little bit... they may look like straws, but they are candles

and they still tried to blow them out :)

Considering the busy morning/week we had the day of this party, it went rather well and was a lot of fun. It was great to have so many friends to celebrate with this year. I am just sorry that we weren't better photographers and could have gotten more pictures of people playing games, eating pizza, or at least a picture of Russ and I together.


Carson said...

Looks like a really fun time. I remember being 27. Seems like yesterday.... Glad to see you two kids enjoying life AND achieving yoru dreams. Keep it up!

Jason and Lissa said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!