Thursday, October 16, 2008

Aidan's 8th Birthday, Neighborhood "Booing", & Jedi Training Party!

On Aidan's birthday (Oct 9th), Doug and I went to Aidan's school and surprised the birthday boy for lunch. We also treated his class mates to ice cream to celebrate. For dinner, Aidan's restaurant of choice was Moe's for Pilot Elementary's family night... It was a dining experience complete with the craziness of school friends, magic tricks and balloon animals. But, I think the most fun for Aidan (after getting his birthday presents) was going "booing" in our neighborhood when we got home.

Let me explain as you may not be aware of what "booing" means. (We are new to this as well.) A couple nights before, there was a loud knock on our front door. When Doug answered, no one was in sight. But, a white ghost bag with candy was left on our porch. Inside the bag were instructions explaining that we had been "booed" and that we now had to keep the Highstream neighborhood tradition of booing alive by making two more bags and delivering them to two other homes within two days. We were also instructed to put the ghost sign that says "We've been booed" in our front window.

As luck would have it, the night of Aidan's birthday, we set out with two orange pumpkin bags filled with candy and instructions. Regan was VERY concerned about giving away our candy. But, Aidan was super excited to be the one to knock loudly and race to join Regan and I in our hiding place. We really got a kick out of watching our neighbors open the door to find that they had been "booed"!

We had Aidan's birthday party the following Sunday. The theme was Star Wars' Clone Wars. It was fun putting together a Jedi training birthday party. I made everyone a Jedi ID and light saber... The Jedis made their own star ships (paper airplanes)!

The kids were some of the best Jedis I have ever seen. They could do it all. In between star ship flight practice, light saber training, and using the force in disc target shots, they played air hockey, foosball, and Aidan's new Wii game, Boom Blox, which he got for his birthday from Aunt Greta, Kadia, Aunt Liza and Uncle Franck!

It was pretty cool that before the traditional "Happy Birthday" song was sung, the boys immediately started to hum the star wars' "Imperial March" song during the lighting of the birthday candles. Too funny!

Here are the pics!


Jenny said...

This was a wonderful party. I think everyone had a blast!!

Don & Rita said...

Great job.. The only missing person was " PAPA the Hut ". I was too busy shopping at the DARTH MALL.