Benjamin turned seven last week. He really really really really wanted a skate board.
Though his actual birthday was last week, his party was this past Saturday. It was a Power Rangers party. I don't know exactly why he likes Power Rangers. He has never watched them on tv. But, they are still cool.
We started by making Shrinky Dink badges, name tags and lightening bolts.
I managed the craft project, but after that Jeff took over. He planned an elaborate, super fun mission for the boys to complete.
Then the "Mission Commander" explained that five power orbs had been stolen by the evil Lord Mortorg and the newly appointed Power Rangers (party guests) would have to go out on a mission to recover them.Power orbs?!
The mission required the Rangers to solve clues and then find locations out in our neighborhood. (All expertly planned, scheduled and implemented by the Mission Commander aka World's Best Dad!)
I drove the Megazord to the first stop. (Seriously, my only jobs were Shrinky Dinks, drive the car and bake the cake.)
The second set of clues was hidden across from a cool waterfall.The Rangers proceeded to several more stops, did an obstacle course at a near by play ground, stopped for a water break and eventually succeeded in recovering all the power orbs. (If you saw the orbs, you might recognize them as neon bouncy balls. Ahem.)
The back to Base Camp for...
Benjamin and his friends had so much fun!
But wait... it was Jeff's birthday too. Today, in fact.
We had a great dinner here at home and enjoyed carrot cake for dessert. I am planning a "party" for next weekend. Jeff's parents will be visiting and I've got something serious up my sleeve for the six of us. I'm not sure I can compete with the Power Ranger party, but it's going to be fun.
I do need to borrow a long black wig. Does anyone have one?