Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Sweet Pea Faerie Turns 5!

Our little Kivi girl decided to have a Woodland Faerie Party for her 5th birthday. We celebrated it on the 9th of July - a rather hot day for us.

It was so hot that we had to start the party off by making Faerie Punch and concoction of pink lemonade, club soda, sherbet and the secret faerie ingredient: Pop Rocks - to cool us off.
Then we made flower and leaf crowns for to adorn the faerie's heads. For dinner we ate faerie wing pasta with pixie dust cheese, faerie wand bread sticks and faerie fruit and salad.

Next all the faeries picked out their special pouch which Buggy and I sewed the night before from the faerie pouch tree.

They had to find the hidden bottles of pixie dust and fill up their pouches. Buggy and Kivi were faerie partners.

We all sang to the birthday girl and she blew the candles out on one of the little faerie cakes.

All of Kivi's faerie friends.

The kids spent the rest of the time sprinkling the glitter, I mean faerie dust, on everything! Faerie dust continues to trickle into the house, on chairs, in beds, on clothes... and reminds us of the Sweet Pea Faerie!

We love you Kivi Pea! Happy 5th Birthday very sweet girl. You continue to make us proud of your gentle, kind spirit, your joy and concern for others and your love for our Lord!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Fourth of July - It Happened!

So as I mentioned previously, I decided to take all the ivy out of a large portion of our backyard, to grow a garden. Little did I know that all this ivy was holding up a 80 year old wall. Needless to say, the wall fell down. And since it was during the crazy spring/beginning of summer rainy time we had this year, we had to fix it before dirt went spilling down everywhere and into the lake. So, feeling overwhelmed, we decided to not have the 4th of July party. However, once it got close to the 4th we were saddened by the fact that all of our friends would not be around to celebrate with. So with a couple of days till the big event - we put out an invitation. Amazingly with such little notice - people came! Yeah! My family came up from CA on the 3rd of July so they were all here for our Independence Day too!

The boys and Kivi lighting off Roman candles on the dock.

View from the dock. You can see the lovely wall that Peter built to the left of the stairs.

Buggy and her nieces enjoying the traditional s'mores and root beer floats.

Eben and Hayden got to light off the big fireworks that Tammy brought.

We waited a little too long to take the family pic. Oh well, at least we got it!

And right here will be the 2010 Sparkler Picture, which I'm waiting to get from Mashel!

It was a fun, busy day. Colder than years past, the dads didn't even go in the water - but it didn't stop the kids. Lots to eat, friends to see, and fun fireworks to watch. God bless America!