Leah had a back to school Grade 9 party yesterday. We had planned a wiener roast and some games, but forgot to tell her friends that we were feeding them. Everyone had just eaten. They played Heads Up while waiting for everyone get arrive. When all got here they went out side to play Poisonous Stump. We do this a lot with kids since my sister and brother-in-law taught it to us. Always a hit.
Then we built a fire. Kinda munched but still not hungry. I had a lot of left overs. We had made a S'more bar with different types of cookies.
They played outside for a while and sat around the fire talking about up coming school and what they did for the summer. Next we played the candy ball game. Another that is a no-fail fun one.
We were waiting for it to get dark to play some night games. In the mean time they went down and played Mario Kart and Foosball. We tried playing some Dutch Blitz, but it takes a couple rounds to get into.
I had them all sit on the same couch for a picture. Minus two (Sadly Gerri was not able to come, she was away with family.) This is the 2017 Grade Nine class.
Finally is was dark enough. Dave got a big spot light and we played a watch tower game. They all had to start at the end of the yard and then run in under our deck to safety. Dave swung the light around. If you got caught in the light you had to stop with your hands up. If you moved, back to the beginning. It was a lot of fun. They played quite a few rounds of that. Lastly, I had bought a ton of glow-sticks. They all took some and wrapped around necks, arms, legs, and played tag. It was cool to see all the lights moving around. I hope everyone had fun. Leah really enjoyed it and it was fun to see everyone after summer. Back to school soon! Last year in Junior High. I hope they have a great year.