On March 3rd, Patrick celebrated his 29th birthday! Yikes! When did we get so old!? It boggles my mind that next year we will be the dreaded age (hahah for all you over 30-ers) of 30. I guess we are adults now? But what qualifies you being an adult? Even though Pat, and soon to be me, are 29 do we meet all the qualifications for adult-dom? Who knows. All I know is I am living by the saying "You are as old as you feel."
On Saturday Patrick had a relaxing day of playing his new Nintendo 3DS that he received from his brother, David, and flying his toy helicopter that he received from him mom (see what I mean about being adults!) while I prepared for his party that evening.
One of our traditions on our birthdays is that we eat out as much as we can. So we went all the way downtown to go to a Quizno's for lunch and then to a Uno Pizza for dinner.
Then came Pat's party. Pat is such a social butterfly. For his birthday, naturally he wanted to to spend it with as many people as possible. Me on the other hand, like to keep things low key and intimate. But I am glad we are different because we have a lot of fun because of his natural outgoing nature.
In addition to wanting a party for his birthday, Pat also have very specific instruction for his birthday cake. He wanted a dirt cake. You know the kind of cake that resembles dirt that you ate as a kid? Yup, he wanted that kind, but it had to be in a flower pot, with fake flowers on top and gummy worms throughout. Once again, let me refer to my comment above about us being adults?!
Since his party was not a surprise and his cake was not a surprise, I wanted the party games to be a little surprise. A few days before the party I emailed his friends and family and asked them to write a few "Did you know facts" about Pat so I could hang them around the apartment for the party guests to learn more about the birthday boy. I think this activity was way more fun for me, to see what people came up with, than anything else. Some of the Pat "did you know facts" included:
Did you know Pat's finger doesn't work on an iPad?
Did you know that Pat got sick from falling into a golf course pond late at night canoeing in said pond?
Did you know that Pat thew-up on a male-nurse when pulling cactus needles out from Pat’s face.
Last but not least we played "Pat Phrase," very similar to our favorite game "Catch Phrase" the only difference being all the words were related to Pat in some way. This game actually embarrassed Pat, which is really hard to do because some of the words included: Patient, kind, funny, friend to all. Hahahha. There were other words in their like: Zombie Apocalypse, Lake Powell, Motorcycle and Ferret, but those few personality traits made the birthday boy feel a little uncomfortable.
We had so much fun that I totally forgot to take pictures of the party and the guests! I was so sad as that last guests were leaving that the thought occurred to me that I didn't take any pictures!!!!!!!!!! I was majorly bummed, but hopefully the memories will not fade even though we don't have pictures to prove all the fun we had.