On a blustery Saturday morning we had M's birthday party at the park in town. Its a tradition of ours to have it there, and with years past, I'm always glad we do. This year we had 20 kids, some sibling groups from both our playgroup and school friends, and it was so much fun :)M and C gave each other the same gift (intentional) this year-skateboards! They have already spent time here at the house, and will spend lots of time this summer learning how to use them.
Keeping with our tradition, homemade cupcakes w/ vanilla frosting and a flat's worth of strawberries that we bought the night before at the farmer's market. Along w/ a couple of bottles of apple juice and a large cooler of water, we were set :)
This was E's favorite vantage point on this day.
Friends taking a break from playing on the playground.
The whole gang-hard to believe we've known some of these kids since before they could walk!
The party continued at home, with having some friends over to play in the afternoon.
E was relishing a rare lollipop ;-)
The following day M went to a friend's birthday party at another park. He had the best time playing t-ball and then hitting the pinata.
M and the birthday boy :)
On Sunday evening I went to my Moms Club End of the Year banquet. This is what I put in each bag.
The bags on display at the event.
The raffle prizes we bought ahead of time.
We presented our former president with a scrapbook made by our members. Very sweet!
I was presented w/ a thank you for being the treasurer for this year, and then went through the candle lighting with the members to transition to the new board. It was emotional and sweet, considering we've been together for quite some time. We've all had our second and third (and now fourth) babies together, and the friendships we've gained have been invaluable as we navigate this journey called motherhood.