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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Busy summer goings on...

My daughter turned 13 and it was, once again, sleepover time. Her theme was "Happy Campers". The best part was she wanted it to be just a few of her bestest buds. Activities went something like this...

swimming...

scary movies in the tent, roughing it girl style.

s'mores by the pool in the "pit", she likes them with dark chocolate

Fear factor for feet... she tortured her girlfriends with 3 concoctions we made earlier in the day and they had to identify with their feet. Jello, pudding, and cooked carrots pieces that were dehydrated (yuck). Blindfolds on, of course. They loved it, but my neighbors probably didn't love all the screaming. They were all sticky after the third stinky unidentified substance so she snuck up on them with the hose and let them have it. That led to more swimming.


Treasure hunt... I made 10 riddles on strips of paper that sent them around the neighborhood. At the end they found some "campy" water bottles that I filled with goodies such as airheads, fruit roll ups, jerky, nuts, mentos (long narrow food fit best). The tag on them said "Birthday Recovery Kit". (Thank heaven for the dollar store!) This one got half eaten before I got a pic.


They slept in the tent, heat and all. I have no idea what time they went to sleep but since they slept outside and not in my family room, I actually got some zzzz's also.

In the meantime...

My son is still in love with his car, and all he can do without an adult is sit in it and dream...


Then my seven year old is getting ready to celebrate birthday #8, a fish themed swim party...
so far, we've got the invites made... they'll have a bag of "whale" crackers attached.



She also wanted an aquarium with fishies for her birthday, perfectly themed. That is getting set up today so that the water in it will be just right for her to get the fishes from Petco on her birthday.

Also in the meantime... My youngest is learning to swim without her bubbles on...


1 comment:

DJ and Heather McDonald said...

ok.....so those are some really cute and fun birthday ideas! i loved the foot activity. did corynn think of that?!