I love the heat. Billy, not so much, Jen, yes please. (**I am required to edit here. Billy wishes to clarify that he loves the heat, he just loves air conditioning too.) Okay so I’ll slowly start recapping the summer for you, starting with this little gal’s birthday:
She really wanted a birthday party where she could invite her friends, which isn’t normal for our family, but I okay-ed. We had a great time, she’s definitely the social butterfly of the family.
I was icing cakes so Carrington and Ellie set up the entire table, I was impressed. We did most of the food the night before, so we just had sandwiches to make right before everyone arrived. I’ve learned to do every single thing possible the night before any event, or even earlier for non-food stuff, otherwise you just run around like a chicken with its head cut off. Which I pretty much did anyway, but whatever, it was the largest get-together I’ve thrown. The mommies that stayed were extremely helpful, and I was so thankful!
I made a huge flower pinata! Basic instructions can be found here, from Jordan Ferney (she is awesome). I free-handed the giant tulip and Carrington drew the mini pinata shape. I stuffed all the mini ones with some candy and stickers and such for party favors, but first they got to serve as decoration.
The big one was actually so heavy that Billy had to do some serious jimmy-rigging to get it to hang. Mayhem ensued. Glitter was everywhere.
So happy 7th birthday to my girl! We love you Ellie!!