Monday, June 18, 2007

The Birthday Party

Thinking in terms of a tea party, I made bread and cut the slices into exciting shapes for finger sandwiches (pb & j and cheese), I made tea (iced, it was 92 degrees out for pity's sake), and of course there were the cupcakes. I dressed the girls in pretty dresses with their bathing suits underneath for when it was time for seriously gettin' down. I imagined they'd all have tea and biscuits and talk about the queen and THEN swim. When I brought Kate over to Steve & Joy's, we still needed to get all the alphabet mat pieces under the parts where the kids would be landing hard, since it was sitting on the driveway. Kate was so excited to get in that pool she was running in circles and squealing. Catherine, next door, caught the fever and was the first to join the party. In her dress, Kate danced around the pool as it filled, playing with the hose. Us grown-ups were watching but mostly busying ourselves with things like beverages and setting up chairs. Before I knew it, Kate was in the pool, dress and all. The party was a full on pool party and while finger sandwiches were eaten and tea consumed, it was only to power up for more swimming. Here are a few of the hundreds of pictures we took that day.

7 comments:

Farrago_NW said...

For CHRIST'S SAKE, girl! You blog faster than I comment! Cute snapshots, though.

sister k said...

oh my gosh! too much FUN!!! i'd be right there in the pool with Kate 1st thing in my dress! lol...(still jealous of the cupcakes)

Navilyn said...

Everyone looked like they had so much fun! Plus the weather helped...

grandoldpop said...

Great pictures! I can't tell who had the most fun, the kids or the grownups. Would love to have been there.

Kicking N. Screaming said...

Sister K, tell it to the kids. I didn't get any cupcakes, either (not in their fully assembled form, anyway...)

Hey, welcome to the world of comments, grandoldpop! The grown-ups did have a good time, but we were pretty ticked the kids wouldn't let us in the pool. We even attempted to assert an "adult swim" but they ignored us. It was anarchy!

Boomin' Granny said...

What a great party! Sure is a different scene from the first time we set up the pool!
Your teacups are adorable---but then, so are your daughters!

Anni said...

I can't believe how big Sarah's gottten -- love the leopard look. Looks delicious -- cool water, cupcakes, adorable children!