Sunday, June 27, 2010

Birthday Party Redux

I had forgotten - well, almost forgotten - how much work goes into putting a kid's birthday party together! It's been a while since we've thrown an all-out birthday bash for any of the kids. Yesterday we had a party at home for Joey; he'll turn eight (eight!!) this next Friday. The invites went out a couple weeks ago and we had a great turnout - I believe there were 14 kids in addition to our six. We rented a monster water slide and a snow cone machine (which Kevin and his friend manned, at no charge), we barbecued burgers and dogs and had a water balloon toss/fight. There were no injuries reported, everyone got along, nobody cried, and Finn even went down for a nap, the peach. It was a perfect day with perfect weather, and everyone had a great time.

And here are the photos that tell the tale, starting (in case you can't make it out) with Michael filling water balloons the night before. We filled roughly 100 water balloons; I took the first fifty and still have blisters on my fingers from it. But it was worth it, seeing all those laughing kids!

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