Birthdayz and Lazy Summer Dayz…

This is the time of year that I feel thoroughly blessed to be a SAHM! We have had an unusually amazing run of good weather. The west coast is known for it’s rainy weather and with 4+ weeks of sun under our belts we’re all sitting on pins and needles wondering how much longer this can possibly last!

As a SAHM I get to spend my summer hanging out with my kids and just drink in the beautiful scenery of this place. Image

June and July are birthday months for our family. Last year E was supposed to have a big picnic at the park with 10 of her friends and their families. It poured rain and we hurriedly came up with plan B and used a multipurpose room at the church across the street. Unfortunately the change in plans meant we had an indoor party with 40 people and E ended up being a bit overwhelmed. In an effort to find new strategies to help Miss E enjoy her birthday to the fullest, we decided to try and have mini-party/ playdates with each of her friends this year rather than one large party. And so without further adieu here is the run-down: Party 1 – Princess tea partyImageImageParty 2: Horseback riding and cowgirl campoutImageImageParty 3: Diva Dance partyImage

Party 4: Beach BumsImageParty 5: Pollock Painting Splatter PartyImageParty 6: Space SurpriseImageImageParty 7: Fairy garden party – somehow I can’t find the pictures for this one 😦

Another joy of lazy summer days are visits with loved ones who live far away. We are so blessed to have young enough great-grandparents that we can spend time with. Here is little S cuddling with Great-grandboy 🙂 (Our nickname for him as my kids have two living and healthy sets of greats so we have to distinguish between them. Hence Great-grandboy is a real deal cowboy and his title of Great grandad the cowboy was naturally shortened to our cute nickname by our 2 year old.)Image

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