Monday, August 12, 2013

I am the paintball babe

Louise as paintball babe

For his 43rd birthday celebration, Ed invited about twenty family members to play paintball.  We divided up to light and dark teams, depending on what we wore.  I was on the light team.  Tom was on the dark team.  We were twenty, thirty, fifty years older than most people in the room.

We stand at opposite ends of the room and when we're told to go, we move up behind barriers and try to shoot the other team.

The dark team had an Omaha Beach strategy and quickly moved up toward us while we shot them down.  I shot Ed on that first one.

And I shot Spencer coming up the side.  Hee hee hee.

We played three rounds of two games.  I was shot three times.

Tom was shot immediately in the first game.  He held his gun up to show he'd been shot and, Erica, his own teammate then shot him in the chest.

Murgatroyd shot the referee three times and got a scolding.

So it was pretty much like a real war.


  1. Mira shot the referee three times? Hahahaha.
    I absolutely love this.

  2. I love that you did this. For my birthday last year, we had the kids join us for Laser Quest. A little less painful and sweaty. Did Tom have a big bruise on his chest from being shot?