Each game was a classic with a twist. This was "Duck, Duck, Goose" renamed "Heart, Heart, Cupid"
This game was "Hot Potato" or "Pass the Potato" which didn't actually get renamed, but we used a plush heart toy
Bill had the brilliant idea to blow up a bunch of balloons, which kept kids occupied and happy on a couple of different occasions throughout the party
Sarah wanted a pinata, and thankfully her aunt Susan had made a princess one a few years ago for her daughter that she gladly let us take off her hands :-)
Sarah is our girly girl and loves the color pink. So she got a very pink cake with strawberries and colorful sprinkles.
Next up was Kayla's 8th birthday in March. She decided to do the same thing that Will did for his birthday, so she invited a few friends over for pizza and a movie. Having a bunch of 8-10 year old girls was a bit crazy, but everyone seemed to have fun in the end. Unfortunately I only got a couple of pictures cause we were banned from the movie room.
Kayla said she wanted a rainbow cake, and I loved how this turned out
A few days after her birthday Kayla and I went on our next Mommy/daughter date. We were both so excited to see the live action Beauty and the Beast movie. The original movie came out when I was not much older than Kayla is now, so it was so neat to share this experience with her. It was a very fun movie and we both had a great time.
In addition to having a fun birthday party, Kayla had a second celebration about a month later. In our church a child can be baptized when they turn 8 years old, and we are proud of Kayla for making that decision. It was a wonderful weekend with friends, family, food and lots of fun. Bill's parents drove from Idaho to be with us, and one of my best friends drove over from Indiana to spend the day with us as well. It was a busy, full, special day, and we all enjoyed it.