All in all our fall party went pretty well. I didn't say perfect, we started out pretty rocky. We had to cancel the jumping castle due to the inclement weather, the outlet that my computer is plugged into (where ALL of our music is stored) decided to take a shit ten minutes before showtime. Thank god for my dad, Mr. fixit. He had it fixed and running in no time. It was 50 degrees and rained off and on for the majority of the day/night. For once the weather people over at 9news were not wrong (I don't often bitch about them being right).My fear came true as the billion and one kids ran through my house squealing and pulling out every toy they could get their grubby little hands on. With my ears ringing and my nerves jumping out of my body I made the decision to send them ALL out to the cold for a game of football, in hopes that they would all get tired. They had sooo much fun, but I then decided to let them come in from the dark when I saw them all shaking the feeling back into their little fingers and shoving their fists into their mouths in an attempt to unfreeze them!!! I made a deal with them that they could come in on one condition! I was going to rent a movie and they were going to lay down and watch it. The Spiderwick Chronicles went on, they ate butter less popcorn (in an attempt to save my carpet) and nobody moved for an hour and a half!!!
As I predicted all of the adults ended up in my kitchen filled with stories, jokes and laughter, food and beer. All of which make for good pictures and movies. My brother was the evenings entertainment when he decided to roll his stomach and have everyone rolling on the floor laughing. I don't know how he does it, but he has been doing it since we were little kids! It's hilarious. Here is the video, sorry it is so dark.
So like I said, it went pretty good. Everyone had fun and got to catch up with all of the gossip and the stories of our lives, relax (even if only for a second), eat good food and drink (even if was just water)! I would do it again today. Thanks guys, love ya.