After everyone arrived, we prayed and PIGGED out. There was a ton of FOOD: hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the extras that go along with picnic style foods.
Ladder Ball and cornhole was amongst the more popular games.
The unruly competition was very funny to watch.
Here... Kelsey and Brittney are spotted chest bumping, as a way to show off their victory dance for WINNING.
My kids LOVED being around all of the younger and older youth, from Sports Camp, and made certain to let the fun continue at Sam's party.
No party is complete without fireworks... especially a VMI party!
Nick introduced Darren to the new Virginia Tech quarterback! For realzzz!
A few of Sam's friends from school!
Gretchen, with her mom, who I adore, cleaning up as the party comes to a close.Here was another version of Sam's gift. I thought the Barber Pole was funny because Sam has been growing out his hair, until his day of departure, and HE is in MUCH need of a haircut. I was torn, sepia or color, flag pole or barber pole. I chose COLOR and FLAG pole.
Sam was realllllly hard to find at this party. This was the ONLY photo I was able to snap of him. Sigh... so sorry again Gretchen.Gretchen used rats as a decoration since that is what first year students are called at VMI. She placed his new college address onto the rat for the guests to take home. We will certainly send him some fun letters or a care package or two (if he's allowed to receive them) once he gets there.
Many blessings and prayers to you Sam as you begin your amazing experience at VMI. Hats off to Gretchen and Nick for an awesome going away party! When I tucked Ty into bed that night, he said, "Mom?!?! I wish we had a party like that to go to every weekend!!!!"