Sunday, May 11, 2014

Joni’s zoo!

Joni picked an animal-themed bday party this year… dressed as a cat, she and her friends painted horses and faces & decorated cowgirl hats, played animal bingo and animal charades, and did a bunny hop relay and flamingo game, before smashing a horse piñata and eating animal-topped cupcakes...
Thank you Grandma Goody and Opa for preventing the animals from fully overtaking the zookeepers!

 Haven wins a round of animal bingo
We decided to just ignore the fact that she spat all over everyone's cupcake blowing out her candle!
Turns out a bunny hop relay is a little confusing for the 4-6 year-old crowd, but very fun to watch.
The flamingo game involves trying to balance on one leg while the rest of the group tries to make you laugh so you fall over – a.k.a. total chaos.
After a couple rounds of batting by the kids, the piñata required a little adult intervention…

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Happy 5th bday Joni Bee!

 Gee, I wonder why Joni loves Hibachi Grill?  The joy of a chocolate fountain!

Feeling pretty

So, the other day Haven says to me, "Make a mad face Mom."  I oblige, only to have her stare intently at my face and say, "OK, now I'm going to count the wrinkles."

Today, I had lunch with Joni at her school.  I'm sitting chatting with the little friends when Joni's best friend points to my nose and says "It goes like this," and she pinches her fingers together, "It's like a monster."

Evidently, I should wear a paper bag to all school functions.  I thought my appearance wasn't supposed to be embarrassing until they were teenagers?!