Week 74: We had a little more swimming to start off the week! Mary Virginia graduated from her swim class and will start off as a shark in the spring! Along with swimming lots of laps across the pool, MV showed off her skills on the diving blocks! I was very impressed - I don't know that I would have done that!
John Bay wasn't left out of the fun this week...he had his friend, Emma Claire come to play. Her mom is JB's teacher, but all of the kids have gotten to be great friends! He was so excited to have someone come play with him - it seems like all of the kids around us are MV's age, so he finally has a buddy that he can play with!
Then it was time for the big weekend...something inside of me must be really off since I decided to have both kids birthday parties in one weekend. I was stressed out all week, but once MV's party was over, I was done (until next year - when I do it to myself all over again)!!!
John Bay's party was at Pretend Play. This is a great place for kids to use their imagination...there is an orchard, fire department/police department, castle, cafe, vet clinic, lego area, grocery store, beauty shop, art room, and so much more! The kids couldn't control themselves, they were running everywhere!
John Bay and his buddies!
Blowing out candles!
MV was hanging out in the cafe - she was a natural taking orders and telling people what they needed to order.
Then it was time for the beauty shop. She organized the whole area...
We tried to get a group shot - this was as good as it gets.
Mary Virginia had her party at our house. It was a party around the campfire. We invited our friends from girl scouts. The girls played in the backyard, cooked their dinner over the campfire, played in the tent, made trail mix, and cooked s'mores. They seemed to have lots of fun!
Trail Mix Bar
Campfire and hay bales.
The yummy cake! (I will confess that the cake came from Sam's - who knew that when I ordered a cookie cake, it would be two giant cookies stuffed with chocolate icing, decorated and embellished with a fondant bow!) I will be ordering more cakes from Sam's!
The girls playing while we were waiting on everyone to show up.
Warming up by the campfire.
Eating and warming up in the tent.
Time for cake!
And the weekend just keeps going....we went out to lunch on Sunday to celebrate John Bay's actual birthday. Once again, we found ourselves at our favorite spot, Chimes East.
John Bay decided that now that he was 4, it was time to start eating salad. He ate part of Ed's, mine, and Gigi's...then ordered his own.
Mary Virginia just patiently waited for her hamburger!
Once we got home from lunch, John Bay was ready for his presents.
We usually give the kids a bigger gift together. They were working hard to figure out what the gift was...
They finally figured it out - we are going to Disneyworld!
We had so much fun celebrating birthdays and eating lots of cake! The kids were so excited to have Gigi and Jaja come down to celebrate with them!
(The weekend was still going...we had trunk or treat, but I am going to save those for another post!)