The theme for Kyle and Ian’s combined birthday party this year was Angry Birds Training Academy. We held it at a local gymnastics gym where the boys were able to jump, run around and go crazy like any angry bird.
Ian proves once again that he has no fear
Kyle with his buddy Shane
Kyle displaying his "I'm totally cool" face
Ian walks the balance beam
Ready to jump!
Crazyness on the inflatable slide
Trapped in the foam pit
My turn. It's a lot easier to get in than to get out
The whole flock of Angry Birds
Time for snacks and cupcakes!
One of the amazing Angry Birds cupcakes Katra ordered
The 2012 Pinewood Derby was held today.
The newly refurbished track
Trophies ready to hand out to the winners
The Wolf den cars. Kyle's is the second from the right in the front (#24)
The sibling cars. Ian's is the purple one in the middle.
The parent cars. Mine is the green and black one in the middle row
Waiting for the races to begin
Kyle's car ready to race
And they're off!
It's a close one...
Kyle sets a track record!
Kyle places second among the Wolf scouts
Ian's car ready to race
Ian wins the heat!
My car ready to race
Kyle shows off his "Best Use of the Color Blue" award
Kyle with his second place trophy
Our new Pinewood Derby cars are finally complete, after about 1-1/2 months of work. I did the rough shaping and painting, but Kyle and Ian both picked out their designs, sanded their cars, put on stickers, and hammered on the wheels. They look pretty nice, now we just have to wait until February to see if they drive nice.
Left to right:
Skull Candy (Ian)
The Wolverine Wedge (Kyle)
The Green Streak (Me)
This afternoon we watched the John Greene Polo Invitational at Arranmore Farm. There were bounce houses, pony rides, ice cream, bad 80’s music, and of course, polo.
Katra sets up our huge spread of amazing food
The Oswego Fire Department presents the colors. A particularly poignant moment on this anniversary.
The teams gather on the field...
And they're off!
Enjoying the match
Ian poses by a goal post after the end of the game.
Kyle poses by a goal post
The Blackberry Farm Clydesdales parade the players across the field after the end of the game