Friday, August 13, 2010


Sorry it's been one whole month since my last post. :) Nothing exciting is going on...

Did you know that there are more August birthdays than any other month? 9% of babies are born this month. In my family, we have only two (3 in Jan., 2 in Feb., 2 in Mar., 1 in April, 4 in May, 3 in June, 1 in July, 0 in Sept., 3 in Oct., 0 in November, and 3 in Dec.), but that's not the point. cousin Bobby turned 12 (!) on the 5th and my baby brother turned 21 on 8/9/10. :) Speaking of which, on the news there was a baby girl (Ella Rose) born on 8/9/10 @ 11:12 pm. The pointed out that her weight was 2 ounces higher than needed to be 6# 7 oz on 8/9/10 @ 11:12 pm. Way off track...

Okay, so August birth's = highest month, why? 9 months after winter. It's cold and people have nothing better to do. :D

We've been invited to a lot of birthday parties lately. We were just at one yesterday, it was at a cool pizza place in Beaverton. The little girl had a Barbie-themed party and was turning...6, I believe. :) My husband and I are firm believers that children (ours included) have too many toys, so we try to find alternative gifts. Usually we opt for books or clothes, but kids can even have too many clothes (never too many books). I stopped at Target on our way and got a Hello Kitty backpack, binder, folder, and notepad, as well as a pack of Crayola markers and colored pencils. I threw it all and some tissue paper into a reusable shopping bag (cheaper and more practical than a gift bag) and hoped she was in school or starting school this year. :)

I've already started thinking about Christmas gifts...I have 4 nephews and 1 niece, I would like to make their gifts, but what to make? My oldest nephew is going to be 9 soon, and the youngest is 4 months. I think I'll be making this ( for the younger ones (my almost 5 year old niece and all the "babies").

Man this post is all over the place. Here are some pictures from yesterday.

Getting ready to go have some fun: :)
Cute little carousel that was free to ride as much as you wanted:

Mini Ferris Wheel set up in the corner (also free of charge):

Andrew is in this yellow one with three other little ones from the party:

Being made to finally exit, they'd been in there for a long time. Andrew would have stayed if there were not other children waiting for a ride.
Giant ball pit: (There were two hoops in here, but they were so high that even I had trouble making the shot, I don't know how they expected the children to do it...)
Finally going home...:

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