Hawaiian Luau

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Last year on my side of the family we all discussed how troubling it is to meet everyone for birthdays throughout the year. We decided that it would be fun to plan a one year birthday party for all the kids. There are seven all together. Ranging from age 14-1. We also live about 20 minutes to an hour away. Also, most of the older kids have so many activities going on its hard to plan for weekends that are free with summer school, dance, softball and church. It gets just a little crazy. So last year at christmas we planned that we would try it out this year in July. My parents and sister had most of all the decorations for a Hawaiian party so that’s what we went with. We were suppose to buy each child a present ten dollars or more. We also had since Christmas to get something. Which made it easier I think!! Since, most of the time I am a procrastinator when it comes to that and always buy last-minute. Well, it turned out great my parents decorated it perfect, we had grass skirts and leis and good food! Here are a few snap shots from the party!

There is a ton!! Lets just say it will be like you are there!

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The kids really loved getting together! My parents made up games and an obstacle course which was a blast. I helped Lyla through it but really she did great by herself! She kept up really well with the older kids. I cannot wait for next years party. We decided we are doing a pirate party! So fun!! Arrrrggg Matey! Well I may have to perfect that a little before the party. I have some time which is good! It had been fun already searching pirate ideas on Pinterest!!

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Our Little Porch

We currently rent a 3 bedroom side by side. Its not exactly perfect but it works for now until we can afford to buy a house! Cross your fingers for next year! This house really doesnt have a yard which does not exactly work well with two children. Kind of makes you go crazy staying inside all the time. I try to take walks on warmer days and get to the library since there us not a nearby park. We have a porch that is connected to Tenley’s room. We usually go out before lunch if its warm and after lunch as well for awhile. The main problem with the area is that there is no shade. I use an old sheet and drape it across the laundry lines up there so it covers most of the area. Also the metal fence part is rusted which scares me with the girls. Besides that its a great spot to let them run wild. A container full of water, chalk and a scooter keeps them busy usually. Here are some snapshots I got of the girls.

Lyla Riding Scooter

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Tenley Exploring

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Lyla Pinwheel

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Both Girls

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Look at That

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