We celebrated Merikalyn's 8th birthday and my niece's 4th birthday Saturday. Merika's birthday is on the 5th of May, which, this month, is right before Mother's Day weekend, so we threw her a party last weekend instead. She really wanted to do one with her cousin (even though her cousin's birthday was almost a month ago). I think they had a lot of fun. :)
We don't usually decorate for birthday parties because, well, it can be quite costly, but Merika wanted a "spring picnic" party, so I was able to scrounge up a bunch of items we already had mixed with things we found on sale (post-Easter clearance!). It's simple, but she loved it!
Here's a few photos from my mobile phone. I'll have more later, once my dad uploads his!
We put our kitchen table benches in the livingroom during the party. The kiddos and their friends pretended they were park benches. They were pretty tired at this point, so I think they look like they're about to conk out!
And eventually.... they did! I went to see if Keagan wanted to ride his bike outside and found him conked out on his coloring book.... crayon in hand!
Of course, Evangeline received a lot of attention. Her feet hardly touched the ground.
Evangeline with Nana (my mom)
Later that day, I drew a little message (with chalk) on the fence for my hubby. Merikalyn and Keagan wanted me to take their picture with it. They are wearing new shirts. My brother picked out the shirt Merika is wearing, and Nana gave Keagan his Dino shirt. He's really into dinosaurs and dragons since we've been studying them the last couple weeks!