Sunday, April 08, 2007
Happy 4th Birthday, Olivia!
Two birthdays in one week! At least they still don't mind us celebrating them together, as their bdays are 5 days apart! I know some day they will probably want their own "days". Olivia's theme was "Diego" (as in Dora the explorer's cousin, Diego) and Violet's was "High School Musical". We invited all of the their local friends over for games, crafts, and cake. We also had a little Diego pinata. It was the pull string kind, which is supposed to be a lot safer. But, alas, Diego would not open up and release the candy, so we let the kids take a swing at him with a bat! With a little help, we finally got the candy out! We also had some foam crafts in which the kids made mini megaphones (cheerleader type, along the High School musical theme) and some little animal critters; elephants, monkeys, and lions. The little ones played "Stick the Diego badge sticker on Diego" game. Our neighbors let us borrow their jumpy. The big girls sang Karaoke songs from "High School Musical"with the karaoke machine that our friends the Ranks let us borrow. There was lots of good food; deli meat and cheese, rolls, taquitos, honey bbq wings, chips, fruit, & veggies. It wasn't very sunny out, but at least it didn't rain. You just never know in April here, some years it does rain on their bdays. But, it was cool out, so the kids got to run around and play outside. They also got to enjoy the pinball machine and air hockey in the "barn". All in all, it was a great day with our friends and family.