As I mentioned last week, Hope had a birthday. We had been having unseasonably GORGEOUS weather for the last couple of weeks, so she decided she'd like to have a party at the park. It warmed back up just in time for the party, but that didn't stop us from having a good time anyway! ;)
(Some people weren't quite ready to party yet.)
We had a piñata, a large parachute, bubbles, jumprope, lawn darts (the kid kind), sidewalk chalk, and those long tube things that make noise when you swing them around. The goal was to keep everyone happy and occupied without having a lot of structured games. We had a pretty broad age range and that seemed to work really well for all the kiddos. (A huge "thank you" goes out to my dear, sweet friend Janae for snapping so many good photos during the piñata!)
We borrowed the giant jenga set from Emma for the grownups, though I didn't really get to play as much as I wanted. I was a little busy... the whole time. ;)
Everyone took a break for hotdogs and watermelon... and then we got back to party stuff.
Her big present was a balance beam, thanks to mom, dad, and the grandparents. She was ecstatic!
It was so nice to celebrate with such a large group of people we adore. After the party I kept telling Johnny how special it is to have such amazing friends.
**You can see Hope's birthday post from last year right here. (Poesy was so tiny!)