Saturday, December 13, 2008
“When 900 (or 7) years old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.”
They may not have reached 900 years, but I think this crew looks pretty darn cute!
Today was Matt's 7th birthday party with friends. We chose a Star Wars theme. Darth Vader paid a visit. We made pizza planets, ate moon cake, put together Lego spaceships, had a Nerf blaster battle, etc.
See if you remember all these memorable quotes from Star Wars! I've posted the answers in the "Comments" section.
“This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of Kenobi, and will soon see the end of the rebellion.”
The party started with our foster dog making a bid for freedom and us chasing him all the way down the street. Nothing like a little exercise to really add some fun (and weirdness) to the party!!! :)
“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”
Darth Vader arrived at last. He arrived late because he (my husband) was out doing a funeral. NOT in his Darth costume, in case you were wondering. His first words were, "Matthew, I'm your father." He arrived in the nick of time...as the natives were becoming restless at the end of the Lego activity.
“Watch your mouth kid, or you’ll find yourself floating home.”
Lee said, "These pizzas look like larvae."
Darth was outside making cola explode with mentos while I watched the pizza planets bake...which the kids had just made. Can't say they looked like planets... more like larvae...as Lee pointed out. Gee. Thanks, Lee! I'm SO excited to eat one now!
“That’s no moon, it’s a space station.”
I found a picture of a moon cake online and thought it looked easy. It's just a cake mix baked in a bowl, with one 9" layer of cake as the base. I found the little wind-up "moonwalker" robot at Target just to have something to perch on top of it.
“I’ve got a very bad feeling about this.”
When I was done cutting cake for everyone, I actually had to grab the cake stand and take the remaining cake away... because one of the boys was a little too "into" the Star Wars theme and was evidently envisioning himself as Luke Skywalker blasting the Death Star! He actually wanted to destroy the CAKE! My poor cake! It's in a place of safety now.
“He’s holding a thermal detonator!”
The boy off to the right in the picture is the one thinking he is Luke. He is ready to dive in already! If you look closely, you can see his tongue hanging out... we had to stop him from LICKING the CAKE!
“I find your lack of faith disturbing.”
Hmmm... I think we invited a bunch of wild things!!!
"Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3720 to 1."
We finished up the party with no injuries and at least one boy asking to come to next year's party. Although, sadly, I think that was mostly because he was enjoying petting our collies! :)