Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Superhero House!

Well summer is over and fall is definitely underway, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to blog about the Superhero Party we had for James' 4th birthday.  Since his birthday falls during the first week back to school, I knew I had to plan it way in advance if this teacher was going to be able to do anything at all.

So about a month before hand, James told me he wanted a "Superhero" party which got me thinking. Wouldn't it be fun to have superhero capes?  Wouldn't it be fun to have a Batcave? Wouldn't it be fun to...???  And that's where it all started.
When James' friends arrived, they each received their very own Superhero Cape, Superhero Energy Fuel (bottle of water ;) and Superhero Energy Snack to get them ready for the Superhero Academy.
First stop of the Superhero Academy was the BATCAVE (James' room) where they had to find all the Kryptonite (glow sticks) to save Superman!
Next, they lined up to go outside...
to walk across the HOT LAVA PIT which my dear husband placed dry ice in and plywood on top.
Once each Superhero made it across they were able to go LEAP TALL BUILDINGS IN A SINGLE BOUND!
James' friend, Stone, (aka Superman) was ready for the action!
The Superheroes then took turns showing off their MIGHTY MUSCLES by lifting balls of steel!
James, especially trying to impress this sweet superhero friend, London.
The Superhero Academy ended with VAPORIZE THE VILLAIN!!! A huge silly string fight!
 The posters on the back fence were of the Joker, Cat Woman, the Penguin and other evil villains but what could be more fun than attacking each other. Cousin Aidan understood!
Once all the Superheroes accomplished the Superhero Academy it was time to come in to refuel.
My girlfriend, Melissa, has a love and true talent for making cakes.  They not only look fabulous but taste amazing! She made this Bat City for James and it was the talk of the party!
 James was soooo happy and proud of his cake! Thanks Melissa!!!
After the cake, James was ready to open his presents. He received so many wonderful gifts, including trucks, remote control cars, balls, transformers and superhero action figures. One of the most sentimental gifts came from Grandpa and Mimi Powell...
 a fishing pole and line, handmade by Grandpa Powell himself.
Another sentimental gift came from Grandpa and Gma Hoenerhoff, a monster truck quilt with matching truck pillow case. It was made with love by Gma.
And another highlight of the gifts... HUH?! ...balls with bells in the middle?
 ...big bag of kitty litter?
 ...what could be in this box?
 My very own KITTEN!!!
Meet our new kitten, Pumpkin.  She is the gift that keeps on giving!  Thanks Aunt Jojo and Uncle Chris!

1 comment:

Esther said...

question about the lava pit. Is this a jacuzzi of some sort? i can't really tell. I want to do this but not sure if it will burn through tarp or not