Thursday, February 16, 2012

13-years-old, a bonk on the head, and football

 Someone in our family turned the big 13 last Saturday! She planned her own party and I limited her to only four friends since it wasn't really a party year for her technically. She paid for her own decorations and made her own cake, etc. All because she wanted a party. I tell you what, if she wants something, she MAKES it happen!
 This year all she wanted was money. So, my clever hubby came up with a power point presentation that was a Jeopardy-style game show. She loved it and her friends loved it too. Even the 2 girls who weren't members of Church were willing to memorize the Articles of Faith if they could earn money. hummmmm! Maybe that could be a good missionary tool. I just don't think they can fit it into their meager monthly budget.
 The end result was one happy girl! Then Morgan pulled out the Bonus Question..... Before I tell you the bonus question, You have to understand that Cassidy has been BEGGING us for a new ipod touch and not the hand-me-down one I gave her for Christmas. So, the bonus question made her put her money where her mouth was... Her dad announced that now that the game show was over, she could choose to keep the money, (140.00), or turn in ALL of her money AND her ipod 2nd generation and she would receive a BRAND SPANKIN' NEW IPOD TOUCH, 4th generation! We gave her five minutes to make up her mind. She looked at her friends, she looked at all the cash, and then back at her friends....................... and..........................................she decided to keep the cash and her old ipod. (smart girl if you ask me). Though her friends were pretty divided on the subject, I think she made the right choice. I told her she can no longer complain about her hand-me-down electronics. Wahoooooo!!
 And Papa Lund and Gramma Karen gave her a money and candy lei set. (2.00 bills of course!)
 Her friends indulged her Justin Beiber fetish, along with gift cards, and fun. Grandma Wiemer did her traditional trip with Cassidy to pick out her own present and all Cassidy wanted to buy was supplies for her party. What a goof!
 Cassidy planned all her games with the help of Gramma Karen and myself. They did "mixed up karaoke" , "Fluffy Bunny" and
 the flour game (one my friends and I made up as teens). you place a quarter on top of a cup full of flour sandcastle-style and then everyone has to cut at the flour until the quarter falls in the flour. Then you get to dig the quarter out with your FACE!!! he he....
We also love to put paper tablecloths out to be signed by everyone.

Cassidy only had one breakdown when everyone wasn't listening to her after she had taken so much time to plan her party. She cried, and her friends consoled her and all was well. And then........................Will fell down the stairs and hit the corner of the banister splitting his eyebrow pretty good. I have a matching scar above my eye from my childhood. It is a spot that doesn't hurt very much, but sure bleeds a ton! he has quite the black eye this week as well.
We decided to end the party early after the blood and tears were flowing.
 The next day, Lund had yet another flag football game and I actually remembered my camera this time. We love our #27!

We love watching his games each week. I hope he always remembers how many family members love him. Both sets of grandparents have come out multiple times and his Aunt Leesha and her brood have watched as well. I love the support of a good family!!!


LUND said...

Great summation of the 13th BDay party. Cassidyis quite an event planner.
Great action shots of the Saturday Afternoon Football Game.
Mom and Dad Johnson

Bonnie Hynes said...

Yay Cassidy!! Poor Will. Way to go Lund!