Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July Catch-Up

Time to play catch up: lame posts, but at least it's documented.  

We had my Dad over for his birthday.
Sara went to the "Daring" daycamp at Thanksgiving Point with her good friend.
We met our adorable new baby cousin!
We threw a birthday party for another cousin and had lots of family over right before the reunion.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Fireworks and Symphony

Oh my we were sick on the 4th of July this year. But, we were well enough the day before to do the same symphony and fireworks event we did last year. Once again it was wonderful!
The girls adored trying out the instruments.
And, yes, Sara still wants to play the cello more than anything. One more year on the piano and I think we'll have to let her. Anyone know of any good, local, kid-friendly cello teachers?

Friday, July 05, 2013

TriSARAtops 6th Birthday Party

Sara always has such magnificent ideas for her birthday parties. This year was no exception. She wanted a dinosaur party. At 3 she wanted to be a "dinosaur fossiler" when she grew up, now she wants to be a "paleontologist."
Fortunately, we have one of the best dinosaur museums in the US right here. And they host birthday parties! So, we booked it! However, finding dinosaur party invitations in "girl" was impossible. So, Sara helped me design (note the purple) and we made them ourselves.
The party began with a guided tour of the museum. Now, we have been members of the museum and been many times. I have never learned as much or had as much fun as I did on the tour! The kids loved it too and my girls keep giving me all sorts of info they learned. Education and fun = success in my book!
They had a grand time playing at the erosion table together.
Everyone also loved digging in the sand for fossils.
Each child also made a mold casting that they got to take home. Super fun and not something we typically do when we visit the museum.
Then we got some time in the party room! Sara blew out candles and we had cake and drinks. She opened presents. Then we learned from the Laura party debacle and came prepared with the same candy bar memory game to fill time. It was a little tricky for this age, but most of the kids got it quickly and all loved picking their favorites. And the museum even provided gift bags!
The friends Sara invited are as follows: Clara, Creed, Kat, Keira, Sophie.
It was a great party that Sara adored! I loved the low-stress factor of it! Massive success!