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Friday, June 27, 2014

Birthday Party in Atlanta

    Day two of our weekend trip to Atlanta was the party day! It was Henry's 5th birthday and we were invited to celebrate!

It was a party that involved sprinklers, so JT was ready to go very early. As soon as he got his swim trunks on, he would ask every few moments, "Is it time to go to Henry's party yet?"

When we arrived, there was a kiddie pool set up and JT couldn't wait to jump in with Kayla and Henry.

Soon after, Giovanni joined the crew.

These two boys were buddies all weekend long. They have similar personalities with their sweetness, and silliness.

Sprinkler time!!!

After some fun in the water, it was time to do some treasure hunting in the sand box.

JT found beautiful rocks, shells, and coins.

Time to wash off the sand!

After a while, it was time to clean up and head inside for food and cake. We all sang Happy Birthday to Henry and were amazed at the awesome flower candle that popped open and moved in a circular motion while it had the Happy Birthday tune playing.

. The kids had all of the fixings for their own sundaes. I LOVE JT's face in this photo and he stares at the waffle bowl. This was his first time using one, so I'm sure he was excited.


Lizzy, another June bug who lives in the Atlanta area, also came to the party. I was amazed at how well all of the kids got along.

JT's creation- ice cream topped with chocolate and butterscotch chips, star sprinkles, and some sour gummy worms.

After eating the yummy food, the kids headed back outside to play some more.

JT hanging out with the young ladies of the group.

All of the boys (sans the birthday boy). L-R: Giovanni, JT, Hugh(another local June bug), and Xander.

Our attempt at getting all of the kids to pose for some photos together. Imagine 9 Mom's yelling various instructions- "Look here sweetie! Can you scooch over so your friend can have more room? Smile!"

I wasn't able to capture all of the sweet faces in the group photo and a good portion of them were hanging out here with Xander.

One of the party favors was construction hats. It was precious to watch our little workers make bridges, fix the roads, and work very hard together to finish their jobs.
We ended the party by getting all of the June Moms together for a nice photo. L-R: Me, Kelly, Jen, Cindy, Nicole, Deb, Krista, Shannon, and Ravi. A big thanks to Jen's husband who took these photos, along with several others from the other cameras we each brought. It was so nice to meet a few of the ladies that I talk to on a regular basis and have done so for more than 5 years. It's been a joy sharing our lives and the hardest/most rewarding job of parenthood with you.


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