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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Birthday Party Fun

On Saturday we went to Jake Mott's first birthday party. Jake is the younger brother of Jack's friend Keira, and the son of our friends Jason and Kelley.

On Sunday we went to another birthday party. It was at the home of Jack's good school friend Mwansa, and was for her uncle and aunt, twins who were turning six.

It was a rather large affair.

Jack had a good time with his aforementioned friends Keira (c) and Mwansa (r). We tried hard to get a good picture of the three, we really did. This was about the best we could do.

The party was chock-a-block with fun things to do. It had the requisite bouncy castle, of course. And a huge gaggle of kids to run around with.

It also had quad bike rides. A first for Jack, who lined up repeatedly for a go-round. Helmet laws are somewhat lax so we figured that must mean head injuries don't really happen here.

Another first for Jack...Horse rides. A heckuva party.

Sam, Katherine and I were there too, but we were invited as "and family" so we mostly just hung back and drank beer.

Mwansa's step-grandmother took a liking to Sam and carted him off to her table for a bit.

While Jack took some time out to sit in Mwansa's grandpa's lap.

Mwansa's grandpa happens to be Rupiah Banda, President of Zambia. His six-year old twins had a birthday party and Mwansa invited Jack and some other friends to attend. Pretty fun all around.

I mean, not many grandpas arrive at parties via helicopter behind the bouncy castle.

Jack has, by the way, requested that all his grandpas arrive via helicopter from now on.


At 7:08 AM, Blogger Jen said...

Long time reader, first time commenter...what a cool experience to have the President there (and arrive in a helicopter, no less). What a great FS story!


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