Our Five Ring Circus: 30th Birthday Bash

Monday, July 27, 2009

30th Birthday Bash

On Friday, Grant celebrated his 30th birthday. He was not looking forward to the big 3-0, but the gift from the kids and I seemed to help-a brand new Wii!

We bought the Wii on Thursday night, and he played until the wee hours of the morning.

He was looking pretty beat, so I told him he'd better rest up for his big birthday bash. Grant took a vacation day on Friday, so he got to hang out with the family all day. The big birthday bash began at 5 PM on Friday...and lasted until 6 AM on Saturday morning. OY. That was rough. It was great fun, though.

The 30th birthday bash included a handful of kids. The party's first two guests were a wolverine wanna-be, and a pretty princess who insisted on wearing a flower girl dress.

We invited some of our closest friends, siblings, and a few of Grant's coworkers. Things got so busy that I put my camera down, and didn't pick it up again until 1 AM. By that point, the boys decided it was time for bed.
The Princess retired much earlier.

The kids played outside for hours. The adults played cornhole, stood around the fire, and set off some fireworks once it got dark.

There were a lot of heated debates in the kitchen.

There was some torture involved.

I had to rescue my son from my brother-in-law around 3 AM.
And there was a 30 year old, who was surprised by the camera.
I headed to bed at 5 AM. When I went to bed, almost everyone, with the exception of the sleeping children and my brother in law, was still sitting around the fire. At 6 AM, I came out to find everyone coming inside to get some sleep. At 8 AM Lexie woke up. UGH.

I felt like I had a hangover all day, and I didn't even have a single drink. I guess lack of sleep will do that to you.

I wish I had taken more pictures of the fun, but I was having too much fun myself!

Happy 30th Birthday, G! I love you, and I'm glad you had a great day!

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  1. Sounds like fun!!! We just got a Wii and I am afraid my hubby will never go to sleep!!!

  2. WOW!!! Y'all REALLY know how to celebrate! Yay!

    I can only IMAGINE how bad you must've felt at 8am when Lexie decided it was time to get up. Ugggh.

    Hopefully you're all recovered by now. Happy Birthday Grant!

  3. It's not the same when you can't sleep in. I don't think I could hang with an all nighter any more. Oh how sad is that!! I feel old!

  4. Sounds like a great time! Happy belated bday Grant!

  5. Looks like you guys sure had a lot of fun!

  6. so much fun! Seriously, your hubby looks super young! I'd never guess he was 30!

  7. I found you from I heart faces... Congrats on winning the beanie and flower. And happy birthday Grant :)

  8. What an awesome party! Happy Birthday Grant!

    Our family gift this year at Christmas is going to be a Wi!


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