(ooooohhh, back when Max was home. And do you think it’s about time we got some actual kitchen chairs? I know, I agree. They are in route as I write and I am SO excited!)
Grace, true to awesome-birthday-celebrator form, decorated the car for the big day.
Love those two sweeties.
We thought for sure our pool would be filled by this time (a long work in progress in the back yard), but it wasn’t, so our neighbors were nice enough to let us use theirs again.
(Oh man, we lucked out in the neighbor category. I could write 749 posts about that because we sure love them!)
Next year maybe we’ll get more extravagant again…we’ve done some kind of low key cake floats the last few years. I liked this one where we floated it in the nearby man-made lake:
Oh wait, never mind, that’s when it was so dang hot all the candles melted…
Yes, we’ll take the neighbor’s pool while we can get it…
Love that Josh was here to share with us too.
Before we ate that yummy thing (I’m trying not to eat sugar right now so it looks really mouthwatering to me at this very moment), we went out to dinner at Elle’s favorite spot:
And came home to find that she had been asked to Homecoming not once, but twice that very night.
…and that’s a wrap.
WOW – your neighbors have a tennis court and a huge pool. Must be nice.
Happy Birthday to a very sweet girl. Looks like it was a wonderful celebration!!
Can I ask how you do gifts in your family? I know you've got all sorts of money earning and responsibility systems, so I was wondering if you had something special for birthdays as well. Do siblings have a certain budget for eachother? are the kids good sports about respecting whatever budget you and your husband stick to for their gifts?
Very interested to hear your way of doing this!
would love to know where you got that gorgeous white kitchen table…
that doesn't even look like saydi! your neighbors backyard is awesome!! do they need a nanny for that cute baby ha because i am a certified professional nanny looking for a job for real
I'm doing no sugar, too. And the whole time I kept thinking about how I would like to eat that cake. Haha. Love your fun birthday traditions!