Sunday, January 2, 2011

Tim Gunn would be proud.

The eight-year-olds turned nine this week and Thing 1 had a Project Runway birthday party!

The Challenge: to create a fashionable evening look using Old Navy pajama pants and a plain white t-shirt.

The contestants really rose to the occasion and we saw some serious and thoughtful design from these aspiring designers!

The models had their makeup done by our resident glam guru, Eldest Daughter. Then the fashion show and judging were followed by a pizza and Baskin Robbins ice cream cake.

We also celebrated the birthdays with an immediate-family-only outing to Sky High. Sky High is a fun spot and lucky for you, they have a few Bay Area locations. It's essentially a warehouse with a trampoline-lined floor. You can bounce off the floor and walls, and even play games like dodge ball and jump into a foam pit. One thing I especially liked was the reservation system. So while the arena was at capacity, it wasn't dangerously crowded because they limit the amount of people who can jump at one time. This was a blast even for me and Dave. Of course his uterus didn't feel like it was going to fall out like mine did.

From there we had dinner at California Pizza Kitchen with my MIL and the cousins. And then Thing 1 tried to stay up until 11:46p so she could gloat to her sister that she was older. No such luck. Maybe next year.

2 comments:

Postcards From The Hedge said...

too sweet! amazing the cooperation/competition between thing 1 and thing 2. Maybe there's a book in it? I know a great publisher...

Polka Dot Moon said...

Happy Birthday Girls! Sounds like a blast was had!

Not sure my body could handle the trampolines either ;)