AACK! I stink at keeping caught up. SO MUCH going on.
I know…no excuses…
August 28, 2010
Amanda’s birthday was the end of August, and Kalia’s is only 2 weeks later, so we decided to combine the parties this year so our family didn’t have to travel so much.
This year we had the party at a local park. The younger kids had a great time (and Amanda’s pretty flexible….she had a big party last year so wasn’t too worried about sharing the limelight).
We got a big cake for everyone…then a separate small cake for Amanda (as she wanted an unusual design….black with turquoise polk-a-dots…something only a teen would want…ha!ha!)
She enjoyed trying to blow out candles, but wasn’t really successful (she was still working on how to blow at the time….she’s got it down now!).
After some playing…then a light supper of sandwiches, chips & watermelon….we had some cake & opened presents.
Amanda got mostly cash….but also a new camera from her aunts & uncle…and a haircut/highlights from us.
Kalia opened a ton of gifts! DVDs (Dora & Strawberry Shortcake…her favorites!), some pj’s, a handmade blanket, a Kai-lan night light, a Fisher Price barn toy, some cookware & pretend food, and some little toys picked out especially for her from her littlest cousins.
(Like most kids….she LOVED playing with the box!)
Next up….a visit from some long-lost relatives!