Sunday, April 13, 2008

Aric's Birthday Party

Since Aric was in Utah on his birthday, we celebrated it on Friday night. Usually I have some sort of theme...this year I didn't, unless the theme was FUN! (T-shirt from the Hansens and seven used steak knives courtesy of the Jenkins...don't ask)



We had some friends over, but due to illnesses (Jessica), no babysitters (Barnetts), church responsibilities (Yosts),business trips (Proudfoots), and other lame plans (Sampsons)...this is who showed up.

Notice Ashley without Kyle and Ryan without Jessica. I'm not sure how I feel about this. Either they totally love us and know that we throw a good party and they will still have fun without their spouses or...they are totally afraid of us that we might hunt them down and verbally assault them for not showing up. Poor Jessica had a rough night due to pregnancy issues, and Kyle was on a flight back from Holland...don't worry he showed up...after traveling for like 20 hours! Now that's a real friend.

We had some yummy appetizers, good conversation and some serious laughs. We mostly played PS2 Sing Star (the 80's), and a little DDR.

Patrick seriously rocked the house! Look closely at the score board...

Adam who at the first sight of the game said "Oh I hate 80's music" Um....who invited him and how did we not know this before! The beauty of 80's music is that if you give it a chance it can change people...remember "We are the world".... After the first round Adam was totally into it. He even challenged me and he was the only one that could beat me!

Kyle showed up just as Sing Star began. He assumed his usual position. Notice him in the background. For those of you who don't know Kyle...he doesn't sing...ever. Not even "happy birthday". But we love him anyway and keep on inviting him to our parties so that Ashley can get the karaoke out of her system.

Meghann and Cynthia held their own. After a couple of rounds Cynthia stopped singing because she was laughing so hard at Patrick.


We have been blessed with fun friends and wish our house was big enough to hold everyone we know and love. To our friends who were able to make it and allowed us to post these silly pictures....thank you for celebrating with us!

17 comments:

The Hansen Clan said...

We had such a great time - I am just glad that there is no video footage of our talents :) Thanks for a fun night!

Lauren said...

You people know how to Par-TAY!

Happy Birthday to Aric!

You are so fun, Jessica! It looks like your theme of, "FUN" lived up to the name!

So...I am older than you are (37)...I am a force to be reckoned with when it comes to knowing 80's lyrics! Takes me back to High School :)

Melissa-Mc said...

It looks like it was really a fun party. Hope Aric has a great year!

Leah said...

Jessica,
I got in touch with Bridget. That is so funny how you connected us!

You have the cutest blog! I read a bit and feel like I know you a bit better. You are darling!

So I see you want to be on a game show. I've been on Wheel of Fortune. And just this month I made it to call backs with the final 30 out of the 4000 that showed up at the Deal or No Deal open call on April 1st (I'll find out within 2 to 12 months if they have any interest). So call me sometime and I'll tell you how to increase your chances with some insider info (for at least Wheel and Deal at least). I too am a total game show dork. Take care!
Leah

Erin said...

Um, HILARIOUS! I agree, 80s music can totally change your life. So can a video game based on the concept that people will sing/play/dance to memory-inducing songs for hours on end. (Refer to my Rock Band post.) Too funny. That looks like an excellent party. Happy late birthday to Aric!

Ilene said...

I would have totally come without the husband but I spent the night throwing up. It wasn't glamorous and that's what I get for eating McDonald's for lunch. Jessica and I could have held a puke party. That doesn't sound very fun, though.

Happy Birthday Aric!

calibosmom said...

Looks like a really fun party! Don't ya just love having friends over for laughs and cake? I DO! Happy Birthday to your boy!

Jessica said...

WHAT?! You had a NEW Sing Star!!?

Now I'm even more bummed.

And super super cutely decorated cake.

Monica Kay said...

wow. i am so going to grow up to be you. i already throw the best singstar parties EVER and to this day have only been beaten ONCE. i totally ROCK singstar pop...and did you know...they just came out with singstar 90's?? yeah, go check out those songs...we're talking ice, ice baby and can't touch this...and many others that i sang in my elementary school days. i think i shall come and play with you people in washington for a couple of weeks for my summer vacation.

Mahina said...

wow! you DO know how to throw a good party! if we were there my husband would have joined kyle on the couch, but at least my husband will sing happy birthday!

looks like it was a blast! happy birthday aric!

whattherandi said...

Aric was in utah and He didnt contact me??? I am deeply hurt...

AMY said...

I heard Aric got the coolest Chuck Norris shirt for his B-day, but I don't see it mentioned in your BLOG..... huh! I guess just the stuff that meant something to him was mentioned.

Mike S.

Lindsey said...

Oh the bachelor last night was the BEST! I wanted to blog about it, but, I just didn't know where to start.... it would have been just too hard to explain. I didn't hear your happy dance because I think mine was louder! OH! And what was up with Bon Soir... Oh my, that girl was CRAZY!!! With the Death look and everything???????????? Reality GOLD!

whattherandi said...

what???? you were in logan????? oh man....my heart aches.... When were you here? And what dating/romance needs to be explained to Chris? I am confused. And hurt....but you know I still love you.

AMY said...

I'm glad Ryan could be there for Ashley, unlike some of your other friends.

Paige said...

Just read your comments on calibosmom blog and I think you need THREE new outfits after all those talks.

Meghann said...

Thanks Jess- we had such a blast, just like we always do at the Albrechts. LOVE the pictures!