Angry Birds Party . . . and the Aftermath

Thanks to the templates at The Party Animal Blog so much of our Angry Birds party looked awesome.  Yet, I once again realized something very true about myself – I’m a girl.  A girly girl who doesn’t particularly like loud and crazy.  So 8 boys in my house for 3 hours means that I was VERY thankful my hubby was around to help!

Of course, the do-it-yourself angry bird cupcakes involving sugar sprinkles, marshmallows and candy might have something to do with the loud and crazy portion of the night.

It’s just a guess.

The funniest portions of the party involved angry bird balloons attacking pig balloons, and…

the boys developing hard ‘levels’ of the game with cardboard boxes and tennis balls (representing the pigs).  We even put an angry birds face onto the dodge ball. The faces frequently fell off the balloons and balls provoking fits of giggling and shouts of ‘bird murderer!’

The next day, I kept spotting unusual things around the house:

Didn’t realize I had an angry bird clock.

My cute kitty calendar suddenly looked angry.

Even hubby borrowed the template.  I think he got a well-deserved 15 minute nap before the kids were onto him!


Our apologies that there will be no blog post today.  My desk has an infestation… a Webkinz infestation.  I was informed this morning that it’s National Webkinz Day!    And even after that infestation has been taken care of, Miss Anabelle would like to write a guest post.  Look for her article soon!

Angry Bird Party Prep

My hands are covered in glue. I HATE that feeling and it hits me.  “Ugh!  I’m pretty sure I said I was never making a pinata again a couple years ago. I can’t believe I forgot that.”

Hubby nods.  “I thought I remembered something like that.”

“What? Why didn’t you say anything?”

He just smiles.  He knows me so well.

I may not be any good at it but it’s still a fun result.  And for all my complaining, I’m glad that even if there’s no party budget I can still make our house a fun looking/silly place for a day (or two…or a week if I’m still too worn out to tear decorations down).

For the record, the pinata was going to be a pig but I couldn’t find green tissue paper. All the green streamers were sold out too! What is up with that?!  But we’ll work with it… instead of hitting the pig with birds, the pigs (i.e. tennis balls) will wage a war right back until the candy all falls out.I still have to blow up balloons (and put faces on them), put together the cardboard boxes in the garage, and paint some eggs gold.  Okay, truth is I get just as excited as my kids during the planning stage.  Hope I see some great smiles tonight!

On a planning note, I discovered that a lot of those great ideas I saw on pinterest used templates from the Party Animal Blog.  She has some amazing printables for you party planning moms. She rocks!

Spy Test

I left everyone in the dark on what amazing yet dangerous gift Sam’s uncle sent.

It’s a spy watch

I was too shocked at the time to actually take the picture.  So, here’s one from this week’s pinewood derby (he won!! Can you tell I’m proud? But that’s another post).

I know that you’re probably thinking ‘big deal, it’s a toy, and an amazingly gigantic watch’.   Except this bad boy has a tiny video camera, audio recording capabilities, lie detector, and NIGHT VISION (with video), and a full arsenal of missions to assign young spies.

Again, it’s a toy, so probably won’t work, right?  The kids spent the night testing out it’s claims.  Video camera… works great.  Still shot camera… works great.

Lie detector: Anabelle says to Sam, “I’m about to tell you a lie.”

Sam sees that she’s telling the truth.

“I really hate Littlest Pet Shops,” she says with conviction. So convincingly, I might add, that this mama is a little disturbed.

“It says it’s over 90 percent sure you’re lying.”

“It works!” they shouted.

The last test… night vision.  After we put the kids to bed, and it was pitch black, we agreed to letting Sam run a test.  So we hopped in bed, fully clothed, and waited for him to try to sneak up on his sister and then us with his night vision.  Mike and I whispered that when we heard him step in we would jump up and scream and be all funny.

What I’m about to show you might shock you.

If you can’t see it try here.

I honest to goodness didn’t hear him come in, and after watching this video I don’t see how. Maybe the minute my head hits the pillow I’m out? I don’t know. But he could see things in the dark through his watch that he couldn’t see before. He even picked up a crayon box and put it in his sister’s bed without her noticing. And she was awake!

The point is we’re afraid…

There is a spy among us.  That, and we can’t wait for what awesome leaps technology makes before Sam’s uncles have kids.  Bwahahaha.