Special days for a special girl

My second born, energetic, creative thinking, clone of myself turned a big 4 years old on July 6th.

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Grandparents were visiting on her special day and had a birthday present for her. I told her she could open it when the little girls woke up from their nap. Later I walked into the room and found Flora sleeping with some unusual items. Puzzled and amused, I took a picture then removed the items. Ivy admitted to putting them on her sister so she would wake up and presents could be opened. Flora must be a hard sleeper!

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The birthday surprise was a wiggle water hose.

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Planning a swim party for July seemed like a sure thing, but the morning of the party dawned cloudy and cool with a chance of rain. I knew little people would chill quickly so thought about postponing the party. But Ivy woke up asking “now can we do the party?” I explained the problem and her first response was “let’s pray mom.” We did and asked Jesus to make the rain go away. Within 10 minutes it started to rain. We went ahead however, with me scrambling to plan other activities that didn’t include water. By the time of the party, things had warmed up enough to play and by the end the sun was out. Sorry to those who hoped to have their yards watered.

Party highlights:

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Lance enjoyed the water slide….

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Jenny the popsicles…

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and Ivy the presents.

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A ‘shoot out the candle’ game proved quite popular. Lance leans in for a greater advantage.

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And then finishes off the competition as well.

Water balloon fight was fun right until the very end – when they got the hang of actually hitting each other. Popsicles helped change tears to smiles.

Brian helped me set up a nifty obstacle course with all the water toys collected between me, my mom and sisters.

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Through the “car wash.”

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Under the noodle.

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Weave the buckets while being sprayed by the wiggle hose.

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Twice around the ball.

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Through the tunnel.

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Over the catwalk.

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Jump into the pool.

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End with a water slide!!!

The party was fun and everyone was worn out – all four children took a nap that afternoon and so did mom!

2 responses to “Special days for a special girl”

  1. Carol

    Great blog and wonderful memories for the kids and everyone.

  2. Lori

    I love all the stuff on Flora. The ingenuity of that girl is astounding!

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