And so begins another year with Emma choosing a swimming party which means every friend of mine hates me. . .lovely I know. The thought of a bathing suit months before summer and with pale skin all a glow makes me not the most popular person in the room. It was a really busy weekend and we ended up missing Emma’s second day of her basketball tournament, but her 6th Birthday Party was a blast!
This was the last picture of Emma’s M&M striped cake. I silently prayed to the birthday cake gods and it made the 45 minute trip intact!
Me and my girls
You can’t tell, but I just went down the slide. I’m under the water. I held my boobs for fear of the impact since it’s only been six weeks since my surgery, which meant that I got a nose full of water. . .my boobs were just fine for those of you wondering.
Emma and her best friend Emi
Emma’s Daddy enjoy himself. The lifeguard didn’t look to thrilled with Dustin not going down feet first. He’s never been one to follow the rules.
And this sums up our marriage. . .
Emma went down the slide! This was a pretty big deal. Emma was offering up Ellie to go first and was even saying, “I think Ellie would be better at this. Maybe she should go first.”
I told her to hold her nose and her Daddy would catch her before she went under. Sure enough, she held her nose (I’m not sure she breathed the entire way down the slide) and her Daddy faithfully caught her.
Here comes Ellie. . .I told her to hold her nose and you see how well she listens to me.
This would be part of the “water wedgie” title of this blog. Or really the losing of the swim suit bottoms. Ellie was wearing Emma’s old swim suit, so it was a little big and when she flew off the slide so did her bottoms.
And here’s my husband’s daughter, the one who’s not much for rules. Ellie’s going head first. How she flipped from me sitting her down at the top of the slide to here at the bottom, it’s a wonder to me.
Look how skinny and tall Ellie’s got this year!?! My baby isn’t a baby anymore. 😦
Dustin trying to catch all the girls. . .even the ones that don’t need catching.
It’s the “Papa”razzi! Him and Dustin were trying to figure out a pulley system to get Dad to the top of the slide before we had the birthday party. Dad said he could wheel himself into the kiddie part and then float around the lazy river. Dad and Dustin both got one of the “Mom looks” from Mom.
This is where I got water shot up my. . .well, let’s just say when the water fall part of the pool is going and you’re stepping on the little water fountains, the fountains not covered shoot up with more pressure.
Ellie and her best buddy Ady
Uncle Wes didn’t make it too long before Ellie tracked him down and spent the party with him.
Mom took all the pictures this time around. We have to come up with something better than “Nana”razzi. She did carry on the tradition of excessive on the pictures because I think the total was around 175 pictures.
My poor mother-in-law. . .last year she was in the pool and managed to get soaked from my Dad flying down the slide and drenching her. We’re talking about the ride at Six Flags where you stand on the bridge while the boat goes down the ramp and your thrown against the fence with the water force. This was Terry last year. As you can see in the photo this year, Wes is trying to explain (and apologize to his mother) for soaking her yet again this year. Dad took the opportunity to shout to Terry, “It wasn’t me this year Terry!”
The Birthday Girl and her Mama
Dustin trying to catch more girls. . .so let’s see, my friends in their swim suits and now my husband won’t leave them alone. . .yep, I’m so not popular.
Aunt Katy, Ellie and Uncle Wes. . .don’t they look like the best babysitters. . .I’m thinking yes!
Emma’s request for her annual birthday pool party was a luau theme with leis of every color for EVERY person (adults included), cone hats and an M&M cake.
making a wish and blowing out the candles
Emma and Ellie. . .typical Ellie refusing to wear the lei and cone hat. Anyone got an Anarchy in the Pre-K t-shirt? I think we’ll need one when she starts school in two years. . .
It’s not a party unless you’ve got a hula girl monkey wearing a coconut bra.
Let me tell you Zhu Zhu Pets are the in thing. Maybe just at our house? I’m constantly seeing hamster/mice looking creatures scurry across the floor. At least they aren’t real!
This is Emma’s “OMG” face. She always explains to me what OMG stands for like I’m not hip with the lingo or something?!? Is this the first signs of me not being the coolest person she knows???
Only my child would make the OMG face for not just a regular watch, but a watch with a skeleton with a pink hairbow and crossbones. She wore it to church the next morning. I know Nana, one day she’ll have a tattoo just like me. I should totally get a “I love Mom” tattoo for Mom to show her how much I love her. . .she’d totally appreciate that. . .and probably like Jess a little more than me that day. . .
Emi got Emma the watch
Hello Kitty is popular among the 6-year-olds this season, at least it is with my 6-year-old!
Emma’s cousin Alex gave her that. Something tells me that his Mama had something to do with the very girly gift?!?
This is my best friend Amber and her daughter Ady. . .
This is my husband trying to make a move on my best friend while I’m taking the pictures. You can totally see him doing his Brooklyn accent and saying, “How you doin’?” You can see him can’t you. His mouth is saying those words and I’m pretty sure he’s about to wink. Next he’ll probably do the gun with his finger.
Even Ellie got a gift from her buddy “My Friend Roland.” That’s how Ellie refers to him. He gave her a piece of gum once and she talked all afternoon about how her friend Roland gave her gum.
“My Friend Roland” a little tired after swimming for two hours. I don’t know if he even made it to the car after the party was over!
Nana got Emma a bunch of sun catchers and paint and put them in baskets for her. Emma yells, “LAUNDRY BASKETS!! Thank you so much Nana, thank you Papa!
My friend Robin (one of the ones not too happy with me about wearing a swim suit!) made Emma an adorable outfit. It was so stinkin’ cute!
Uncle Wes, Emma the Birthday Girl and Ellie the girl who needs a nap
The whole party was focused around Emma’s love of the hula. She is a hula dancing fool around the house.
She’s also a cone wearing fool. She went into the restaurant with only one cone hat on after the party. Ahhh, that’s my girl!!