This time last year I sabotaged our friend Jamie's birthday party by making up and printing out US patriotic songsheets so that everyone would have to participate in an enforced sing-along of Americana tunes. Jamie and Diane had us over again this year (surprisingly, we do get asked back to our friends' homes), along with Chris and Anna and Joseph, but it was very civilized and they just plied us with food and drink pretty much all afternoon while the kids played (or lay about on the ground, as Noah and Joseph did).
I at least tried to dress the boys in red, white and blue yesterday, but the highlight of the weekend was Blake learning a few words to "Yankee Doodle Dandy" in under 48 hours (although he did make me sing it quite a few times!).
Here is our duet: