Friday, January 15, 2016

 Nicholas and Matthew turn 14!

Do you know how hard it is to capture a picture of a teenage boy?  Two teenage boys?
While these pictures are not the greatest, they hold a couple of moments during their celebration.  The boys wanted a simple, small birthday celebration this year with just a couple of close friends.  Now, their mama wanted to invite everyone and have a large gathering, but not these two.  They felt like too many people made it too chaotic and it was hard to connect.  So, they chose a select few to come over for a party.  At this age, it seems as long as I feed them, they are happy. By feed, they want junk and lots of it.  So, I  headed to the store and stocked up on their favorite junk food.  Along with that, they wanted pizza, so we bought loads and loads of pizza.

After all of their friends arrived, they promptly headed outside for a game of capture the flag.  They all had a great time and then rushed in for snacks.  
I purchased two games to help facilitate the party fun.  
Claim to Fame involves performing silly shenanigans in a team environment.  The kids had to gargle with water while singing Christmas tunes, use different accents with silly words, etc.  It was hilarious to watch them perform!
We also played 5 Second Rule.  That game was even funner!  We paired up and you had 5 seconds to guess  3 things in a specific category.  It was pretty hard, but great fun!

After games, the kids ate pizza and then headed back outside for some tag and games in the dark. 
Before the girls left for the night, Nicholas and Matthew opened gifts from their friends.

Then, all the boys hunkered down in the playroom for video games and movies.
Apparently, at some point in the night, they ate the rest of the pizza and snacks, which I guess gave them the energy to stay up.all.night!

Needless to say, Nicholas and Matthew were zombies after their friends left, which didn't make it an enjoyable birthday celebration for the family.  They just wanted to sleep and then eat at Chick fil A..  I think next year, if they want to do the same, we will not have a sleepover on their actual birthday.  I want to celebrate with my babies too! 
But, they had a great time and we hope they will have fond memories.
Happy Birthday, my sweet boys!

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