Friday, July 6, 2007

The Great Scooter Race

What do you get when you take 10 kids, streamers, sparkly garland, red/white/blue tassels and a whole lot of sugar...madness, mayhem and a whole lotta fun! We had 3 other families come over for a 4th of July celebration and the highlight (besides the gynormous waterslide monstrosity that is called Bonzai Falls - see picture below) was the scooter/skateboard/bike decorating contest and parade. The kids had such a great time decorating their wheels - the grown ups were not allowed to peek as they toiled over their individual masterpeices.

After they played on the waterslide, (provided by my great friend Julie - this thing is a kid's dream!), loaded up on 4th of July cupcakes and cookies, they then proceeded to do a parade for all of the grown-ups. We were all waving sparklers at them, but since it is me planning this - all of their backs were turned and they were at the end of the street so the sparklers went out before any of them turned around. My friend was yelling down the street, "Hey guys...look we have sparklers!" but none of them heard...or cared, not sure which.

The parade then turned into a race. There were feet flying, wheels rolling and soon there was crying all the way around. The Norman Rockwell moment was, well, lost in a sea of scraped knees, battered elbows and frustration over who really won. Poor kids...the sugar high crashed all at once. Oh was had by all even the ones who were battered and bruised!


Emily said...

Sounds like lots of fun!

momto4 said...

what fun it was. i am so glad that you are my friend. i love you, dear. lily's bruises are almost gone!