Kate had her 13th birthday party today.
A Luau pool party.
After watching the weather reports for the past two weeks,
I was sweating bullets this weekend.
They were calling for showers and thunderstorms for today.
A pool party that becomes an indoor party
for a gaggle of teenage girls is not my idea of a good time. ;-)
So Kate and I went shopping yesterday for a backup plan.
We chose templates for those beads that you can iron to make designs,
thread to make friendship bracelets,
nailpolish to do manicures and pedicures with
and, a last ditch attempt at entertainment for a three hour party-
the Wii karaoke game of High School Musical 1 and 2.
However, the weather gods were smiling down on us
and the day dawned AND STAYED bright and sunny
all day long.
We all got up and prepared.
Rob did the decorating of the outside
and around the pool,
Kate cleaned the main level of the house,
the boys poop scooped,
and I prepared the food.
The girls arrived and they had a lot of fun.
drank mock cocktails complete with whipped cream,
parasols and sword-speared fruit,
they ate and ate and ate.
They played games
and played with water balloons.
They had angel food cake with strawberries,
vanilla ice cream and whipped cream-
Kate's favorite cake choice.
Kate had a wonderful time and has really nice friends.
She thanked us afterward for "the best birthday party ever!"
You're so welcome, Kate.
We love you!
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