Sunday, July 8, 2012

See you soon

This picture was taken 5 years ago. Grace on the left, Ruby on the right
Today was our going away party. Since Gruby's turning 5 (FIVE!) on Wednesday, we did a combination going away/birthday party. So many great, dear, loved friends came and we will miss seeing you often (in person).

I don't know if you've heard, but Colorado has been in a drought this summer. Just 2 days ago it was like 103 degrees. We need rain-but seriously, we didn't need a torrential downpour 20 minutes into the party. Our house is tiny, our yard is huge-you do the math. Cozy was fine though, we were shoulder to shoulder with people we love-and missed some of you who we love who couldn't make it (couldn't find a boat in time, probably).

The girls asked for a pinata for their party, of course. On a hot tip from Julia on where to get an affordable pinata, I went to Save-a-Lot.  Check out the selection:
which one of these needs to be beaten to shreds by children?
I chose the pony because, well, the girls love ponys. But it does seem weird to really beat something with a bat that is so adorable... but the kids were up for the challenge!
Pony, frozen with fear. Hiding on top of the washing machine

party-goers negotiating side bets. Most had money on Ruby-she's scrappy

August v. Pinata (August 0, Pinata 1)
Grace v. Pinata (Grace 0, Pinata 2)

Ruby v. Pinata (Ruby 0, Pinata 3)
Even Brayan couldn't bust this open.

Finally Uncle Mike stepped in with a baseball bat and candy spilled out onto the muddy ground. The kids loved it and ate candy all night.

Then we had cake. Dora Princess for Grace and Tinkerbell for Ruby.

Look at our 5 year olds.
There's not much more to say. We will miss you. We will see you on the internet.

1 comment:

  1. It was such a nice celebration! It's sad to see you guys leave but you've got such an exciting adventure ahead. We'll be following the blog for updates! Xoxo