This was the first time her birthday occurred during the school year for her, so she had four friends come home on the bus. They had a very busy time. They kayaked, played piano, built with Legos, got wet & muddy looking for turtles & tadpoles. They colored & giggled & munched.
Lilly's treat requests this year were cheese puffs, watermelon, and strawberry cake.
I had planned on hanging balloons from our ceiling this year, but didn't have time to bring in a ladder. (They have more fun playing with them, anyway.)
(via Martha Stewart's how to.)
Ours are a little shabby & squished.. they were batted & volleyed around the living room quite a bit before I took this photo.
Our new (old) piano! ^
I'm hoping to line up lessons for Lilly the 8 year old.
For her birthday she wished for a new kickball (hers got popped.) She was pretty tickled to get a "girl" Lego set, too. She has barely stopped playing with it.
She wanted to have a bonfire for her birthday, but it had been chilly (and a school night) that day, so we waited until Saturday. It was a beautiful evening for some kickball & a campfire in the back yard.
Happy birthday, Lilly. We love you!