Or at least I was on Saturday!
Saturday was super busy – we had so much going on and it will take me a while to catch up.
We went to a friend’s birthday party on Saturday. Greg is the owner/director/founder of World Hip Hop Market. So he “knows people.”
He decided to have a bash for his 40th birthday and invite his Hip Hop recording artist friends to come perform and he invited all his friends and their families to come help celebrate.
This was also a benefit concert for JSP Foundation. Greg lost his wife Anita about a year an a half ago and JSP Foundation helped Greg and his kids through the grief. The turn out was amazing and hopefully he raised a fair amount of money for them.
It was a rockin’ good time… or a hip, hoppin’ good time.
Josh had another sleep over birthday party at a friends house, so he didn’t come. But Rich, Sam and I went and had lots of fun!
Greg had the Game Truck there for the kids to play games,
Face painting… I even got my arm done (and I’m still trying to get the black to go away)
And lots of inflatable bouncies. Sam had a great time running around with his friends going from bouncy to bouncy.
He was so excited to do the rock climbing wall.
I was a bit nervous and told him that lots of the kids that were older than him couldn’t even make it to the top, so not to worry, just do his best.
So, let’s see how he did.
First, get the harness on…
Good, all strapped in, let’s get climbing….
Make sure you have a good grip!
Oh my! Look how high he is!!!
Holy Cow! He’s not done yet…. I never thought he’d make it this far!
Oops! A little slip! Can he make it back on?
Phew! He got back on!
… and he’s still going….
… almost there!
Just a bit further….
He made it to the TOP!!!!
(yes, Mom was a bit nervous…)
Wait, Mom, I can go just a bit more….
Getting down is quite fun too! And quicker…
I still can’t believe he made it all the way to the top!
A few more pictures from the event… This is Chesney Snow and Baba Israel doing Beat Box. It was really cool!
After the Family Party, he had an adults only party at our club house.
We got a babysitter and went back to that for a few hours.
I didn’t get many pictures, but my friend Summer of Captures by Summer was there taking professional pictures. I will post links when she has them up. She’s so awesome. Her pictures will be great!
Here are the pictures I did get. That’s Greg-The-Birthday-Boy in the middle.
I will confess, I’m not much of a Hip Hop follower, but just in case you are, the artists he had at his party were: Eternia, The ReMinders, Bocafloja, Baba Israel (we spent quite a while talking to him, super nice guy who now lives in Manchester, England), DJ Boo & Chesney Snow, all backed by Roots and Grooves, a live hip hop band from New York!
It was lots of fun and for a good cause!
I’ll post more about the other stuff we did this weekend tomorrow!