My three grandparents, Jackie, Maria, Erika, my parents and I gathered about 5:00 and ate a dinner of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, coleslaw, deviled eggs, baked beans and French fries. For dessert, there was my favorite – cookie cake. After dinner was over we sat around and talked for a bit and opened presents. I got the headband I am wearing from my parents – a little girl that goes to church with them makes them and sells them for $5; so, we sent a little business her way. I also got a purse, Birkenstocks, and a couple of travel bags for my upcoming trip as well as a picture frame and a gift card to Barnes and Noble. After the presents were revealed, we decided to play a little Wii. My Parker grandparents had gone home at this point; so, they obviously missed out on all the fun.
I had asked Jackie to bring Just Dance because she had told me what fun it was to play and boy was she right. The four of us girls danced and worked up a sweat and laughed until we cried. It was entertaining for the observers as well. Jackie and I took a break for a song or two and my dad took my place on the dance floor. If you have a Wii and have not played this game you should borrow, rent (can you do that?) or buy it because it is a load of fun and will provide hours of entertainment and laughter.
We took a break from the dancing to slow our heart rates and cool down before taking on professional Wii bowler Deb. My mother loves to bowl on Wii and was ready to take us all down. I think we played three games and switched up the players a couple of times. Maria was on fire with the bowling and in the last game bowled eight strikes! EIGHT! Her final score was 232 in that game. She had a lot of strikes in the other games too, but that last game, she was unstoppable!
We finally ended the festivities around 10:00 p.m. when we all parted our ways. It was a really great party and I think everyone had a fun time! Thanks to my parents for hosting and to my friends for coming! Let’s do it again next year!
Getting ready to open presents
My Parker grandparents - they look thrilled to be there!
My dad and the mule
Erika, Maria and my granddad Bill
Mother - aka Deb - she really dressed up for the occasion!
We let children play with fire at my birthday parties!
Blowing out the candles
Playing Just Dance
More Just Dancing
The girls and Daddy Bill