We celebrated this crazy kid and his ninth birthday earlier this month.
Josiah requested an army boot camp birthday, and thankfully, my army engineer husband was home to create a bigger and better backyard obstacle course than we could have dreamed up.
Here is the lineup, ready to attempt the course.
First, our recruits climbed up the tower and through the spider web maze.
To the rope climb.
Next, on to the zip line!
The Low Crawl:
Then, the bystanders were allowed to attack! with water balloons, water guns, and, as all hell broke loose, the water hose.
At the finish line, there was one more task of courage. The recruits had two options:
1) They could choose a jelly bean from the bowl (sound easy? Well, half of the beans were DISGUSTING flavors like barf, dog food, and smelly socks, while the other half were yum, but there is NO WAY of knowing until you commit and bite into it. The bad ones are really, truly, bad. Thanks, Darrin and Sarah for introducing us to Bean Boozled!)
2) They could play Egg Roulette (Jimmy Falon’s fun game). Half the eggs were hardboiled, half were raw. They had to choose an egg and smash it on their head.
Following hot dogs and cheeseburgers, we dug into our camo cake.
We love this boy and his adventurous spirit!