Big Summer Events/Birthdays…

We went as a family to Lagoon because Weber State Alumni got a discount day. It turned out to be a really great day. The kids did really well with the waiting and the walking. They rode quite a few rides! We found out that Lagoona Beach is really not worthwhile with younger kids. But, it was mostly an enjoyable day. We also enjoyed a lunch that was put on by Weber State too. We won a heavy duty spatula for the grill in their raffle too. IMG_9480 IMG_9483 IMG_9488

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Molly was in Princess Dance Camp for a week (last week of June into July). She loved dressing up every day, crafting, and dancing with all the other princesses. They put on a recital on the last day and did a dance like Olaf from the movie “Frozen”. Molly did really well with it.

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Wesley turned two July 10th! I pulled together a little family party with what I had mostly. I bought dinner and a cake at Smith’s because I was just too worn down to do something more homemade.  But, Grandma Joan and Grandpa Mark did come over too.

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More vintage wrapping papers–Jack and the Beanstalk

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Cake: cookie dough on the bottom, funfetti cake chunks and rice krispies throughout a cheesecake-like filling, topped with marshmallow icing and white chocolate flakes.

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They wanted lots of pictures of themselves with the presents.

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Lots of balloons everywhere too…and a few streamers on the chandelier

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Grandma’s gift fits right in.

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So excited. Thomas has to protect them…

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Grandma’s present

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Daddy puts it together and Thomas ends up playing with it for the rest of the evening.

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River’s 8th birthday was July 12th. She requested a Willy Wonka theme with Pokemon gifts.

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So, this morning I put it all together. I ran to the store and bought the supplies and balloons, made it all, cleaned, and put it on.

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Violet Boureguard needs juiced! –this game is in lieu of a pinata. The balloons are filled with candy and air. The child gets a tack to pop a balloon so they can take the candy with them. Each child got a paper bag to store their treats and prizes.

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The food was all on theme as well.

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I couldn’t find candy dots for likable wallpaper so fruit roll ups were an excellent second choice.

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Nik L Nip was an excellent smaller and more fun alternative to soda.

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Chocolate milk replaced a chocolate fountain. Which worked out well since people were thirsty.

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The golden eggs were just regular deviled eggs but without paprika so they would be only yellow (per River’s suggestion).

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Wesley eyed the food for a long time…

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Gobstopper hot potato game. I found the gobstopper ball at the dollar store and grabbed a bunch of $.50-$.97 prizes (markers and colored pencils, willy wonka lip gloss flavors, and bouncy balls). I found a Willy Wonka radio station on Pandora and played it while they passed the ball around the circle. I would stop the music and whoever had the ball was out. I did this until there were three people left. Each of them got a prize. Then the next round they sat out while the others played. Everyone got a prize in the end. The winners just got first pick.

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SO many presents!

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About half the kids that were there!

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Playing Gobbstopper hot potato!

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Opening the presents

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We got her the whole series of Little House on the Prairie including the journal.

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Happy birthday River!

~Nostalgic Knucklehead

About stacey

I am the Mom of two young, rambunctious girls, a curious little boy, and a wee little man who is bursting with joy for life. I just wanted to do something for myself that allowed me to harness the magical moments of being a Mom. (A job that sometimes feels thankless, misunderstood, and considered easy by those that haven't done it.) I wanted to be more positive by looking more closely at the good things that happen every day via photos and my thoughts.
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