Well, I haven't been updating the blog at all...I mostly have just been posting pictures on Facebook. But Lately I have been feeling like I need to get back to my blog updates... So, I'll start off with today's main event (drum roll)... A Camping Party! This was Lucy's request for her 4th birthday. We have never actually been camping with Lucy, but she has heard about it in books. And I suppose we should try it sometime... So, it was just a very small party with 2 of her favorite neighbor buddies: Greta and Olivia, and their families. Also in attendance were my mom and stepdad, Jane and Grady(who brought a huge fruit plate) and my Auntie Deanna, who was a major help with getting ready for the the party. She is a cleaning machine and you can't take no for an answer...we may not have pulled it off without her! I think Lucy had lots of fun and loved being the birthday girl. The girls played in the sand and I read to them (in the tent!) a few of the new books that Grandma Katie and Grandpa Jim sent for Lu's birthday. Oh, and we had a pinata...a homemade kitty pinata.
Here are some pictures:
Mike and Lucy made a fake fire, since it has been dry here and we aren't supposed to have real fires right now.
Lucy also requested a "kitty" pinata. So we all worked on that, glueing paper over a balloon then figuring out how to make a balloon look like a kitty. I just made it the same way I did last year with strings attached to a trap door, so we didn't have to whack the kitty in the head... everyone just pulls on the count of three.