Monday, June 15, 2009

BSM: Party Boys

Now I know that the number "SIX" doesn't sound like a lot. Just half a dozen -- that's barely enough eggs for anyone, right? But six boys at a birthday party? Six seems like a lot more with a bunch of nine-year-olds (and a five-year-old brother who thinks he's nine).

We kept them busy with an "amazing race" adventure involving bikes and basketballs, rocket balloons and water balloons. Somehow, when boys are all in a bunch, it seems that the energy they generate expands exponentially.

Therefore, my BSM for the week captures the single moment they were still: when I lined them up execution-style, against the wall...

firing squad cropped


Notice the targets on the wall? The red detritus on the ground? Left over from water balloon target practice...ah, the joys of childhood.

10 comments:

susiej said...

I love the look in their eyes!

cherish.photography said...

how fun!

Cara said...

I am amazed you got them all to stand still long enough to take a picture. I also think your a brave women to have so many BOYS all at one time.

Maggie said...

I am VERY impressed that you got them to be still for a shot at all -- let alone one where they are all looking and smiling! What a fun time...birthday parties are one of the best things about childhood!

Mandy aka Mandaroo said...

It's amazing you got them all together for a shot! Fun times!

Amy Jo said...

Happy birthday indeed! I simply can't imagine how tired they (and you) must have been afterwards! It looks like you put on a pretty stellar party!

Never That Easy said...

If you can get six 9 year olds to stand still long enough, you have to capture it for posterity. I bet you those kids will be talking about this party for years and years (in case you're still exhausted and wondering if it was worth all that work).

HipMomma said...

Ha! Looks a little like a police line up with one guilty face in the middle.

Melissa G said...

Great shot - they look like they are having an absolute blast.

Jen said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. What a great idea for a party.