Sunday, September 13, 2009

How are the Following things Connected? Fugitives. The Pink Panther. Lots of Girls.


It was Cali's 14th B-Day Bash on Friday night. The festivities started at 7:30 p.m. We split the girls into groups of 3, dropped them off about 1 1/4 miles away from our house, and left them with nothing but a bottle of water and glow sticks to find their way back to our house. An added twist: they were chased by 3 "police cars". If they were caught, they had to ride as prisoners around the neighborhood. If they were fast and good at hiding from the police patrol, they had the opportunity to make it back on foot and possibly win the prize! I stayed at home to watch for the winners. While the girls were out on foot, I started hearing police cars and ambulances racing up the highway. Needless to say, I freaked out. Luckily, all the girls made it back safely to the house, either in a "police car" or on foot. They loved it!

After cupcakes and presents, we got out the movie grub (popcorn, candy, twizzlers, drinks) and watched "The Pink Panther" outside. Aaron set it up with a projector that shown against the back of the house. "The Pink Panther" is rated PG. I had never seen the whole thing, but figured it was probably appropriate for 14 year olds. Luckily, most of the girls had already seen it at home, so I knew there was parental approval. There were a couple scenes (lady sitting on Steve Martin's face, Steve Martin giving same lady Heimlich Maneuver from behind, etc . . .) when I just closed my eyes and thought, "Oh, no!" My kids stayed up to watch the movie as well. The next day, Nyah was sitting in the kitchen and said, "Mom, is that really how you give someone the Heimlich Maneuver?" Hopefully she isn't permanently scarred!

Happy 14th Birthday, Calz! We love ya!

5 comments:

henryteachers said...

What a fun idea for a birthday! Can you believe you have a 14 year old now? Did you get your new fridge? Your kids during good news minute in primary said they couldn't wait.

Christine Schultz said...

That is a fantastic idea for a birthday party! Who were your "police car" drivers? I bet my kids would love that kind of thing.

Me and My Hawkes BOYZ said...

You are such a great mom... what a fun party! I can't believe Cali is 14... wow! Happy Birthday Cali!

Stina said...

So, I love the Pink Panther movie...but then, my kids are too young to watch it...

And, I love the game idea! I was actually thinking of doing this for a date night and calling it Mantracker (have you seen that show on TV? You and Marathon Runner Donna should do it!!!)

The Heaton's said...

What a fun party! You always have such great ideas! Happy Birthday Cali!