Yesterday, we were invited to go to a place where they have tons of blow up activities - slides, tunnels, races, bouncy-thingy's, whatever. Unfortunately, I forgot to take the camera. The girls Loved it! We spent two hours there, and they went full-tilt the entire time. None of them wanted to play on the "little" kid ones, until the end when they were starting to get a little tired out. Just to show how much energy it must have taken, Shaelyn went to bed around 9-930pm last night, and slept until 9 this morning. She didn't have an afternoon nap, and fell asleep on the way to meeting - maybe 645pm or so. It's now almost 11pm, and she never woke up that whole time!!! We're hoping she'll at least make it to 530am!
This morning, Mika came in right at 7am, to make sure we remembered today was her birthday! =) Her and Shaelyn played outside a good part of the morning, while Tim and I decorated the cake. Here they are peaking in the dining room window to see how much progress is being made.
Mika wanted a castle cake (we've done a castle before, but with a molded pan), so I decided to try something different this time. I don't know that I'll try it again, but Mika did seem to enjoy it. Here is Tim braiding candy pieces to make the rope for the drawbridge! (Notice Kyla in the background posing for the camera!)
Eleo was able to come too, and she had Christia with her, so we had a nice time together.
Kyla giving it a cuddle
Eleo laughing over how Tim is making the doll fly through the air, making karate kicks and noises! (She's not the only one laughing at the time, just the only one I caught on camera!) =)
Getting in a few killing blows...
Finally the end - now to pick up all the candy.
It was a fun day, and it was nice it was Saturday, so we didn't have anywhere to go or anything to do until the evening when we went to meeting.
Tomorrow, Tim's youngest brother Andrew turns 26! He is currently in Mozambique, Africa, helping out some missionaries there with some building projects (among other things). If you want to read about and see some of what he's been up to, his blog address is at the side.
Andrew is one of the most self-less and cheerful people I know. His sister Joia and I have joked at times about how Andrew would for sure be the one to complain about 'such and such' that happened, and then would laugh very hard, only because it is so totally opposite to what he is really like! He enjoys blessing people from all over by helping - and he's really good at it. He's really a jack-of-all-trades, and if he didn't know how to do something before, well, he figures out a way to do it. He is a tremendous blessing and encouragement to us. Hope you have a really happy Birthday, Andrew!