It’s that time again. Yes, the one where the twins officially gain another year. Three, or as they say they are “free”.
I decided to do a robot themed birthday and sent out an email to my very talented family looking for robot graphics. Souther’s fiance Monica brought it in spades. Yes I took the image and went overboard. What can I say, I LOVED her drawing.
The gift bag had robot bubbles, wind up robot and robot sucker
Here they are sitting with Meemaw Lisa in their robot shirts that Uncle Iain made.
Yes even the water bottles got the royal treatment
Oma got in on the action by ordering balloons with the robot design. Then Uncle Souther decided to kick it up a notch by making a balloon within a balloon within a balloon
I was really excited about this birthday because THEY were excited. We talked about their party and what they wanted to do. When asked about the menu they said they wanted Pirate Booty (Derby), nuts and stuffing (Loen). Other than the Booty we skipped the other suggestions. Can you imagine a large bowl of Stove Top on the buffet?! Tadd worked for HOURS the day before smoking 4 large pork shoulders, he has become Mr. BBQ. Then the morning of the party he smoked a tri-tip. We had mango corn salad, fruit salad and a wonderful vinegar based cole slaw that you put on the pulled pork sandwiches. Oma made red velvet and malted milk cupcakes. The food was so good. I worry about the time when they request Chuck E. Cheese for their party and that horrible excuse for a pizza.
Tadd shredding the pork
We snacked and played with Penelope the lizard
We partied with friends
Though the highlight of it all, especially for my little drummer boy, was the surprise performance by Boomchaka (thanks Oma & Papa Andy!). I have talked before how Derby LOVES or maybe I should say he is obsessed with Boomchaka. He wants to watch their videos on YouTube every day. When he plays drums he will yell out “Boomchaka in da house!” just like they do. When we brought them to the front yard for the surprise, they were just that, surprised. Derby didn’t say a word he just stood there in shock. When they finished their first song he quietly said “yeaaaaah”. He really didn’t respond until they invited the kids up to jam with them. It was then that his eyes just lit up. Loen was also excited but this meant so much to Derby. When it was over they had to pry the sticks out of his little hands so they could pack up. He woke up the next morning and said “I play Boom with Johnny!”
Boom is really in DA HOUSE!
Oma helping them bang a gong
Drumming with the “girls” Samantha and Jessica
We’re ready for our drum solo now
Now on to songs and cupcakes! (You can see Andrew really dressed up for the occasion)
Derby got a little help from Johnny and the Boom boys
You cant go wrong with a red velvet cupcake.
I was happy that the twins had a good time and we were surrounded by friends and family. I’m thinking they might not get another party for a few years because I don’t know how we can top Boomchaka!