Friday, May 08, 2009

Somebody...

is turning ten tomorrow...



And I wanted to do something special for him. He and his friends really enjoyed the Amazing Race I organized for his eighth birthday (more details about that here), so I planned something similar.

This time, they were spies.

I picked them up from school and told them that they were chosen to form a special group of spies called Team 10 who were assigned to retrieve some weapons that had fallen into enemy hands. I printed up clues to reach their next location, as well as missions to complete once they got there, in order to receive their next clue.



Here's a shot from our first location (an obstacle course they had to navigate while balancing a ball on a spoon.)



The various locations were all parks in town. They did a fair amount of running around and, by the sound of it, worked up an appetite for supper.


Here, they were at the ball diamond, where they all had to hit the ball and run the bases (I told them they were going undercover as a baseball team. ;) )




One of their last "missions" was to pose for some pictures for me. I was really happy with these two:






The last location was our house, where they had to retrieve the tenth member of Team 10 (Sage) and then search the grounds to find the weapons (water guns (without water-- it was WAY too cold yesterday!) which they got to take home.) I love this one of them posing as spies!


Then we enjoyed a supper of hotdogs, chips and cheesies-- so healthy! ;)
I made a simple cake and decorated it with chocolate icing and m&ms.




Definitely a great party! I'm so thankful for the good friends that Austin has!

A few Friday things....

1. Challenge #19 is up at The Inspired Scrapper.

2. It's my turn to post on the CMK blog again today. I created this layout using this week's Friday Formula and the CMK May kit :



3. We're having an online crop this weekend at MSS. Click here to check out the challenges and play along!
Thanks for stopping by!


11 comments:

nicole said...

what a fun idea for a party! Love it!

ellen s. said...

that is so fun!!!!!!!! you are so clever i bet that was the best party ever. love your layout, too

deryqueen said...

What a great idea for a party Leigh. Your energy is amazing to me, and I will say it again and again what a great mom!! I hope your kids and hubby know how lucky they are to have you and do something wonderful for you for Mothers Day :)

Jennifer said...

oh wow!! Cool party idea!!

stefani said...

What a creative and fun theme for a party. They all look like they are having a great time.

Anonymous said...

What a super fun party! Happy Birthday Austin! ~Amy Tara~

Julie O. said...

Cute layout!! I love it.

Okay, you're the best mom evah!!! I so want to do something like this next year. Can you remind me please?? J/K!! How fun that our boys turn 10 within a few weeks of each other. Too bad we didn't live closer.

xoxo
Julie

valerie said...

wow. you put in a TON of work for his party - amazing! So glad it worked out :)

Danielle said...

what a fun idea for a party!!! cute pics!

Nicole said...

Aww! Happy Belated Birthday to him! His party sounds like it was fun!

Erica said...

Love the party idea, I'll be checking out the Amazing Race one too and keeping those in mind for upcoming years.