Today, we (my family and I) threw a surprise party for my niece, Britney. She turned 9 years old today.
It was pretty funny, too. You know embarrassed kids can get when everyone’s watching and something unexpected happens. Well, this fit the bill for sure. She walked around the corner of the house and saw us all waiting by the pool (it was a pool party). We had whistlers and hollered “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” at the top of our lungs! Her face (which I didn’t catch on camera!) was priceless!
Once her heart stopped beating a million miles an hour, she was super excited about the party! All of her friends were there and her FAVORITE cousins, of course! Plus, all of the grown-ups she adores – LIKE ME! We had so much fun hanging by the pool, splashing, and eating lots of cake. It was a great day!
Britney’s mom and dad got her a new bike, which was super cool! Makes me want to ride, but I’m pretty sure I’d fall on my caboose! Do you ever forget how to ride a bike? Just curious…it’s been a little while since I was sitting atop one.
Some fun goodie boxes I found at Target. I love that place!
The flip flops are big magnets for the fridge. Cool, huh!
Wait a second…someone’s getting a little too messy…
This next little squirt just happens to be my other niece. She belongs to Josh’s sister and you’ve seen her grace the pages of this blog numerous times. Last time, she was wearing pink polka-dot socks and playing baseball. Anyone remember those?
Is there anyone cuter than this!! I don’t think so!
and back to the pool we go! The kids had so much fun!
Britney’s tossing her buddy into the water; Kensy is blowing water through a broken noodle; Ty is squirting water through a gun towards Britney – luckily her friend is blocking the spray! Then take a look at Jordan (Britney’s brother/my nephew) inside-out and upside-down in the red raft lunging after the football while Jesse (Kensy’s brother/another nephew) holds up the baby raft. They were trying to toss the football through the seat hole. HILARIOUS!
Seriously, could any MORE activity be happening in this photo? I LOVE IT!
You didn’t forget about this little guy did you? He tends to get a bit tired in the big pool after a while. So, we keep the little two-ring pool off to the side for him to relax in. It works out perfectly.
What do you think?
It’s a good thing these boys aren’t camera shy or anything.
Aren’t they adorable! I think I need to try that one in b/w when I print it. What do you think?
I’ll be gone for a couple of days – I decided to take my boys on a short roadtrip to Great Wolf Lodge, near Dallas. I’ll be back and ready to roll late Thursday evening. Look for lots of fun pics to come!
Have a great Wednesday!