Sunday, July 28, 2013

Weekend Recap - Oh, and I'm back!! ; )

I'm sorry I have  been MIA lately....things have just been crazy, and I really haven't been in the mood to blog.  These last few weeks I've been staying up late working on something, going to bed super early, or just totally vegging out on a game, or 5 of Candy Crush!  I hope this is the start of my return to the blogging world, I really want to work hard to get this blog where I want it, and where my readers want it.

This past weekend was a great family fun weekend.  We decided to have our first BOAT Bash (and hopefully not our last) on Saturday and it was so much fun!  Unfortunately I was having so much fun, that I did not take a bunch of pictures.

We let each kid invite 6 friends and their families.  Luckily for us, most of O's friends, had younger siblings that B picked for her friends so we ended up with 25 people total.  (For those of you that know me, know that this amazing...normally we end up with at least 50).

We wanted it to be laid back and fun, just let the kids be kids and allow the adults to just sit back and relax.  We had our blow up water slide, a bounce house (we rented this), and our handmade kiddie car wash (thank you Pinterest - post to come tomorrow with info on this).  We also had hula hoops, our swing set w/slide, and kid friendly horseshoes.  Oh, and silly string....which was a huge hit!!

The food was typical party food - hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, dips, chips, fruits, and veggies.  Dessert was ice cream cups, ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, or freezer pops!  Don't worry, they were the small ones, so the kids didn't have to pick just one!

We had 13 kids ages 5 months to 6 years old, and they ALL GOT ALONG!  At one point the majority of them were inside playing with toys, and it was quiet and calm.  We will definitely have to do it again.

Next time, I'm thinking about adding a movie under the stars...I just need to get a projector, and decide how I want to do the screen!

Oh, I forgot, we bought this hula picture spot - it was a big hit, once we put it up!  (We don't have any standard doorways downstairs, so it was hard to find a safe spot!)  Here's one of my friend and neighbor, me, oh, and check out B's photo bomb!

Both O & B told us numerous times how much fun they had at The BOAT Bash and thanked us for having it.  We run around crazy 97% of the time, so it was nice to be able to let them have friends over for a great big play date!

That was Saturday, Sunday was spent straightening up the house, and celebrating our God Daughter's 1st Birthday!!  A fun weekend full of parties, friends, and family, we couldn't ask for more.


Beeb Ashcroft said...

Aw, what a fun party you threw! Great job!

Danielle Schmidt said...

I got hooked on Candy Crush too. I got up to level 220 or so before I moved and then I just quit.

Haven't enjoyed the summer with any activities yet so I'm a bit jealous, haha. Looks like you all had a blast!

Ashley Hatten said...

Looks like you had a blast!

LisaLisa said...

Cool, looks like everyone had a great time! :0)

Kathy said...

We had a blast! thanks for inviting us to the BOAT bash! Ky kept talking about how she wanted to go back and all the fun toys she played with.