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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chase's "Just Because" Party

Some people have big birthday parties. Some people have big costume parties or Christmas parties. A few years ago, we started a fun tradition in our house: a party for no reason at all. No one needs to find special clothes or bring gifts or anything. We make up the theme, the decorations and games as the whim strikes. 

A couple of weeks ago, Chase invited our buddy Darian, whom we've known since HE was about Chase's age, to a "Just Because" party. I was convinced he was saying the wrong name, thinking he was getting all the brothers in that family mixed up, but he pointed to his picture and said, "That one!" Darian is 17-years old and found time out of his busy life to come hang with Chaser for a while.

Chase chose the decorations, the craft, the snack and the games. And, they had a ball. I'm not sure Chase took his eyes off Darian for more than a few seconds at a time.

A little icing, then a little coaching.

It was hard for the girls to stay away from the action.

Real men wear party hats.

The kids were so excited to ride down the street in his new car.

A party is not complete without a craft and a little wrestling.

Storytime with Dare.

Turns out the party was "Just Because We Love Darian."  



  1. I love that Chase wanted Darian.
    I love that you didn't try to talk him out of it.
    I love that Darian did it.
    I triple love Darian in the party hat.

  2. Too precious for words! What a great friend!

  3. How sweet, how fun, and how cool that Darian did it and he looked like he was having as much fun as the rest of them!

  4. I'm told it was a great party. I caught the very end of it...when they were eating the cake that Chase helped make. Great pictures, too. The only downside is that the pizza was all gone before I got home!