I should follow-up the last blog post about Dayton’s 10th birthday with some photos from his party on Friday/Saturday. The 5 boys who joined us were well-behaved and had a great time. We finally were able to channel Cameron’s bossy tendencies toward his brother and let him be the “rules police” for the games and general behavior throughout. That was definitely a win-win for Dad and Mom. 🙂
We had to move both boys’ dressers out into the hallway to fit all 6 boys in the bedroom for the night…and leave the door open in order to make it work and to keep the room from becoming permanently fragrant-impaired. Cameron slept on the living room couch and swatted mosquitos all night long.
The kids played “Minute to Win-It!” games, smacked the piñata open (with and without blindfolds), played Wii games, ate cake and ice cream, pancakes for breakfast, and hopefully enjoyed themselves enough to want to go home after it was all over. We told them they could stay up as late as they wanted as long as they didn’t make so much noise that it kept awake anyone who wanted to sleep, including the nearby adults. I didn’t hear anything. Word has it that a couple of boys stayed up to at least midnight. Given how most of them couldn’t walk or talk straight in the morning, I figure they went home and slept pretty well on Saturday night.