WOW!!! What a great day :-)
We had a blast at Abe's party at the Replex! We swam for the first hour-
doing everything under the sun including a few crazy games of 'Man from Mars'
push feet with gram!- Abe had such a great day- I think all the kids could have stayed in the pool the entire time!
baby girl is a swimmy fish! Put that puddle jumper on her and away she goes!
What a fun class of kids!!
moved on to the cupcakes- Elmo decorations here and there :-)
rotten boy- even with the cupcakes and juice boxes I still can't get a smile!
more revelers- possibly the only time they were quiet- when we were passing out and consuming food!
our birthday boy!!
chit chatting with these sweet girls- and adding goldfish to cupcakes!
baby bell wanted everyone to have a 'party hat'- including baby Will!
sweet kiddo! our precious first born.
finally- after everyone had left and we were cleaning up, Abe decided he DID want a cupcake :-) love that chocolate face!
The kiddos in Abe's class definitely know my big kid- he had presents of goldfish and popcorn galore! These were 2 of the sweet cards from his friends.
Between the swimming, eating, throwing bags, and balloons going crazy in the high-powered fan, I think all the kids had a wonderful time! I was so thankful for each one that came- the kids in Abe's class, his amazing 1:1 aide, our neighborhood and football friends, and all the parents too!!
I am really glad that Abe's party went so well- I worry that some of this stress and grief has led me to become more pessimistic or at the very least, more of a doubting Thomas, when I really, REALLY need and want to be an optimist. Days like today, and my January focus, help me remember to look at what can go RIGHT, what is AMAZING, what I am THANKFUL for :-)
1. Sweat time- 40 minutes spent with my friends at Fitness Blender completing Kettle bell until you Drop!
2. Calories burned- 278- not bad, and a good way to end a crazy fun day!