Yesterday was my son Ethan's 5th birthday party. Like his father, he's a bit of a Star Wars nut. Needless to say, his party had a Star Wars theme. Sandtrooper David (StormMoose) and Scout Trooper Ruban (starwarsgeek74) agreed to make a surprise appearance at the party, all the way in the Outer Rim (also known as the Woodlands). [image=http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/ethan_5th_birthday1_sm.jpg] [link=http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/ethan_5th_birthday1.jpg]Hi-res[/link] [image=http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/ethan_5th_birthday2_sm.jpg] [link=http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/ethan_5th_birthday2.jpg]Hi-res[/link] [image=http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/ethan_5th_birthday3_sm.jpg] [link=http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/ethan_5th_birthday3.jpg]Hi-res[/link] [image=http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/ethan_5th_birthday4_sm.jpg] [link=http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/ethan_5th_birthday4.jpg]Hi-res[/link] [image=http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/ethan_5th_birthday5_sm.jpg] [link=http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/ethan_5th_birthday5.jpg]Hi-res[/link] [image=http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/ethan_5th_birthday6_sm.jpg] [link=http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/ethan_5th_birthday6.jpg]Hi-res[/link] Ethan was a bit freaked out, at first hiding his fear behind his Darth Vader mask, and then taking off into the corner because he was afraid of the "real" stormtroopers. After I asked David and Ruban to take off their helmets so Ethan could see they were friendly, he relaxed and had a good time. Thanks, guys, for fighting the traffic and making his birthday even more special! I owe y'all!