Monday, June 15, 2009

John's birthday in pictures

I'm not going to give you the play-by-play of the big birthday bash. I'll save you that. However, I will give you a bulleted edition and then give you a bunch of photos, courtesy Jim, who is the best photographer I know.

The party was awesome! It was everything I hoped for. I wish I could have changed one thing though: I arrived after John! I know. Duh. But, sometimes things are out of your control when you have two kids in the back seat. Oh well. If that was all that went wrong, it was a good day. The highlights were:

  • all of our good friends in one place
  • the perfect weather - overcast but warm therefore no worries about getting overheated or sunstroke
  • swimming in the cold lake - my kids loved that. Some of the other kids were a bit smarter.
  • John taking the kids for rides in the inflatable dingy
  • Dawn's leaches (okay, not so great but funny when you look back on it. Not for Dawn probably).
  • Great food (pat on the back to me)
  • A well-decorated cake and extremely tasty I'm told. It was carrot with cream cheese icing.
  • The kids playing with all the bubbles.
  • how well all the kids played together regardless of age or if they had met before.
  • lots of laughs.
  • John being surprised by who was there.
  • no one getting lost.
  • At the end, wishing we could start back at the beginning and do it all again.
And now for the photos.....


little b said...

I love the picture of all the kids piled on Mike. It looks like it was really fun.

Lynn said...

These photos are just beautiful. A lovely reminder of a perfect day!

Shan said...

What a lovely day. I'm glad you all had such a great time.