During Bradley’s and Kyle’s spring break we celebrated their birthdays.
To celebrate Kyle’s 16th birthday, Georgia and her mom, Sue, created a competition for us. We pulled colored hair ties out of a bag to determine the teams of two. They were Bradley and Kasey, Megan and Kyle, Abby and Evan, Chris and Nick, and Hope and I.
The competition started with games similar to the “Minute to win it” show. From shaking ping pong balls out of a box on your butt, creating a spaghetti and marshmallow tower, blowing a ping pong ball to hop it from one cup of water to another and finally the cut a watermelon in two by putting rubber bands around it, all the games where a ton of fun.
The highlight of them was definitely the watermelon. Each team would roll two dice until they got doubles then they would go and place 5 rubber bands around the watermelon. The team that put the last rubber bands around it prior to it exploding would win. It had been raining all day so the ground was very wet and muddle. Abby and Evan ran to put their rubber bands around the watermelon when Abby fell backward on her butt. A muddy splash kicked up. In the end, the watermelon never exploded. We ran out of rubber bands and Abby needed a change of clothes!
We then headed to the mall where the teams had to do certain challenges like getting strangers to do the YMCA sign with them. Another activity was to “twin” a mannequin. At the end, points were added up and the winners were……Hope and I. Everyone had a blast.
The next day we celebrated Brad’s 18th birthday. We sent him on his clue hunt. He did pretty good and only got hung up on one clue where he needed a little help. I am very proud of the young men and Brad and Kyle are both becoming.
Kristin, Bradley, and Kyle joined Hope and I at Kasey’s gymnastic meet. Kasey did pretty good while placing in two events, but my favorite picture of the day is the one with her and the umbrella.
Finally, Hope and the kids sent me on a clue hunt for my birthday gift. The kids came up with all the clues and they were a little easier than last time. (Last time they had clues in binary.) It was all too much excitement for Kristin who fell asleep sitting up on the couch. In fairness, she was fighting a sinus infection.