The day of the party dawned with everyone in a better mood and me almost ready for the party. Then as I got ready after working all morning, Papi shows up with new sofas. Luckily I was there to approve or disapprove because the last time he suddenly brought in used sofas, he almost got kicked out of the house over it. This time he was careful and asked first before unloading them and carting away my old sofas. He made a trade for them with an apartment complex who needed some work done. They are converting from Singles/furnished to Married/unfurnished. They are nice sofas, and now we have 4 matching sofas, 2 upstairs, 2 downstairs.
Wanna see them? This is upstairs This is downstairs:
Umm, not sure why the colors don't look the same, they are more like a sage green in person.
The old sofas were total ghetto sofas, i.e. no leg on one side, frame coming loose and cracking, snagged dirty upholstery, and futon sofa with slashed futon and springs sticking out all over. They got dumped in the front yard, the cushions lying all over exposing just how dirty it was under them. Meanwhile the new, very nice and clean sofas were put in place, just in time for a bunch of party goers to smear gunk all over them. Other than the sofas all over my front yard, (Why yes, I have dirty rotten sofas as yard ornaments all the time, for all you who have never been to my house, especially a co-worker to see, come on in and make yourselves comfortable!) by the time the party started, I was ready. Good thing, counting siblings and birthday boys there were 19 kids in attendance. Enigma was busy getting ready for her performance but Gigio was a great assistant and my sister arrived with the cousins and stayed to help too, thank goodness. We had Papi man the pinatas and since he was doing a bunch of things at once, that was his contribution.
We had them put together a little transformer figure and make transformer hats, then we did a treasure hunt to look for the Allspark and did a Transformers vs. Bionicles bingo and did a carnival type knock over the bionicles game. Then we let them hit balloons into the air with those foam things you get for pools and did the pinatas, then had hotdogs, pizza dip with pita chips, and had cake and ice cream. Then everyone played and opened presents. It was an extremely loud and wild party but everyone was good and everyone seemed to have a blast! Seeing as how Thing 2 didn't want to invite anyone before hand but his little girlfriends because everyone else in the universe had all done something before like push someone once, I'd say it was a success. I had to promise to put anyone who needed controlling in time out but no one had to go :). And, no one slimed the sofas! Can you believe that? Here's an album of our festivities.
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