We arrived early to help
set up - each table had airplane snacks and toys, there was a tiki bar to stock,
signage to be hung, and food to be brought outside. Many guests dressed according
to the theme, including Orville & Wilber, as well as the present-day Orville
and Wilber as angels. We also had a blind FAA inspector, a Wal-Mart aviation
mechanic, some ducks, some people wearing airplane kites on their backs, and
many aviator hats and goggles.
Orville & Wilber, 2003
Josh's parents as ducks
Matt sits in the custom-made plane in the back yard
Josh as a flamingo
One of the games
It's great to know the bartenders
(yeah, okay the drinks were free anyway, but we felt special)
G&T for everybody
A Hennigs skit!
The 6rms group photo
The Hennigs announce next years theme - Caribbean Cruise - and dance to
and they dance...
...and they dance!
Josh in the limbo competition
Teri - pregnant with baby number three!
year, Josh does the traditional Lighting of the Tiki Torches at dusk. Per
custom, he tries to fit the theme with the proper song while performing
his ceremonial lighting.
One of the guests just happened to have brought his Harley, so Josh rode
up on the back of this Harley, lighted torch in hand, wearing a white toga-type
skirt and angel wings (borrowed from the present-day Wright Brothers). He
lit the torches to "Earth Angel".
During part of the performance he even stopped to kiss the cheek of Emily's
Grandma (who was Rosie the Riveter).
It was touching.
My friends Cyndi & Jeff were visiting from Vegas and they stopped by
(too briefly!) and by nightfall, those remaining at the party (now including
Sean) moved towards the North Satellite (the guest house) to dance the night
The food and weather and drinks and atmosphere were great, as always, and
it went down as another successful Hennigs Party!