Bre, Turkey, and I were just spectators for the day, but the first stop for everyone was laser tag! No one was positive who actually won, but all of them seemed to enjoy playing and they all raved on how long their game lasted, I guess other places they have played had shorter playing times. From what I gathered they divided up in two teams, Eric, Jarom, and Joey versus Heidi, MyKayla, Jordyn, and Jayson. After laser tag they all wanted to compete against each other on the rock wall. Although their were 4 climbing areas only three people were able to climb at a time. Because my life and time revolve around Turkey (aka Kylie), I missed getting pictures of the first climbers Jarom and Joey, the pictures I have of them are of their second climb later that day. Between all the climbs, Heidi was our top climber clearing all but one wall multiple times. The rock wall rules were you could continue climbing until you had 3 falls. Heidi's first round resulted in 1 fall and her second round resulted in no falls.
After our time at the Fun Zone, Eric and I took the kids for yet another surprise, FIREWORKS! We chose to purchase a prepackaged bundle as it was already close to 6pm and we hadn't started to cook diner yet. Due to our neighborhood of slightly 'older' neighbors, I told the kids (Eric included - remember just another kid!) that they could either spread out their fireworks throughout the night, starting around 10pm or light them all off at midnight. Based on the amount of fireworks we had and the fact that some of our surrounding neighbors started lighting fireworks at about 9pm, the kids decided to spread theirs out over the night, coming in here and there for some snack food and to celebrate the 'first' ringing in of the new year. Due to the weather, a bit cold and drizzling, Turkey, Bre, and I stayed inside so we weren't able to get any pictures and my pyro family tore open that package the second we got home all choosing what they wanted to light and when. Sadly someone (cough, cough, Eric) forgot to get some punks and all I have at the house is matches, so Eric was the only one allowed to light any of them.
As most know Eric's birthday is 1/1 and due to his birthplace, we also celebrated his birthday with the ringing in of the 'first' new year. The girls made him red velvet cupcakes and his kids gave him an Alabama block calendar for his office and I bought him an Alabama name badge clip and Alabama car rugs. Again lame-o me forgot to get any pictures, but we did remember to get an updated picture of all the kids together (since our last one was from Christmas 2011 - yep we are that lame!)
|Jayson being my tester to determine where and how to take our picture|
|The Brady Bunch clan!|
And here are some pictures of our time at the Fun Zone!
|Jordyn and Jayson|
|Heidi (Jarom's girlfriend)|
|Eric and Heidi|
|Turkey (aka Kylie) just chillin'|
|Jarom and Jayson showing their mad skating skills|
|Jarom with Joey waiting to do the same climb|