Sunday, May 27, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
The best part of they party (according to the children polled) was when we released about 50 balloons into the gym and the kids decided to chase James around with them! He ran around that gym for about 30 minutes with a pack of happily shrieking 4 to 6-year-olds close behind. How often do you get to chase an adult and whack him or her with a balloon? Not often! They loved it!
My first thought when the park worker brought out the scooters was: BAD idea!
But, the kids had fun playing with both. When she called their numbers, they had to go from one side of the parachute to the other (and cross paths underneath!) without getting "caught" in the trap.
All I remember about scooters is pinched fingers (remember elementary school). Miraculously, we had no such injuries.
It was also fun to see how some kids (Norah included) took a while to figure out how they worked, while other kids (like the girl in this pic) were flying around in no time!
Norah had her 5th birthday party early this year, since we weren't sure when the new baby would decide to make his/her appearance.
We had it at a local recreation building, and the kids got to play games for the first hour and then we had cupcakes and snacks and played with balloons for the 2nd hour. It was easy, and I think Norah had a good time.
Now, the hard part is, she keeps INSISTING that she is already 5! It irks me a little (I am detail oriented), and I was correcting her, but I have given up on that and just let her tell people she is 5.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
While Oma and Grandpa were here, they installed these new wall cabinets in our kitchen--we used to have some useless shelves here. We put these corner shelves on the sides to soften the look a little--I think they turned out great! Now I have a place (up high) to display my Chinese vases and tea sets.
Thanks, Oma and Grandpa for all your help!
Next step: have the cabinets professionally painted white to match--it will brighten the kitchen up considerably!
Oma and Norah pose for a photo. Notice Norah's shirt, which says "Big Sister." Oma, Norah, and I made this shirt (Oma did most of the sewing for me!) for when the new baby is born. Norah loves her shirt and can't wait to wear it!
I got this idea from Sunny, who made "big sis" and "li'l sis" shirts for Ivana and Frieda, my nieces. It was really fun. I will post a pic of Luke's shirt soon--it's almost finished!