Sunday, December 18, 2011

Under the Sea

After years of being second fiddle due to Addy's birthday being so close to Christmas, I finally got my act together and had a birthday party for Addy at the beginning of December. In fact, Evelyn and her already had it planned in the Summer just to make sure it actually took place. I guess planning ahead actually works? If you know me, I'm sure you know that wont happen two years in a row. The girls picked an Under the Sea theme so we had games like pass the mermaid, guess how many sea shells and flip the fish. Cakes by Angela made the most delicious cake I have ever had, and I don't like cake. But this cake, I had two pieces and am craving more.

Mermaid puzzles, rock candy, treasure chests w/chocolate gold

The Clan

in our backyard

Ok, its not really our backyard. More like woods across the street but it is so close it feels like our backyard. A hike in there is one of the girls favorite things to do. A lot of times they will go with Brian and take a snack to eat on one of the boulders. Sometimes they wont come back for a few hours and I never understood what they could possibly be doing over there for so long. Turns out there are a lot of dares going on during their adventures. "Dare you to jump across that log", "dare you to knock that dead tree down" or "dare you to climb as high as you can up that boulder". After saying "I don't think so" a lot of times, Evelyn quickly told me I could stay home next time and that I was taking all the fun out of their hike. What are moms for, right?

The crazy tree Evelyn named Arthur and Addy says "it's doing yoga"

Yah, thats right, we bad, we bad

Zoom in to the tent. Do you see the aliens looking out of the opening? Crazy!

Daddy doing his dare