Well, the way life is going these days, we might as well be in Qatar. Our bodies are still technically here, but our minds are wading in long to-do lists as we ourselves wade through swarms of boxes, Rubbermaid bins, and last-minute renos. I hardly have time to eat these days, never mind blog!
But there's a special day that requires some capturing: Jeff's birthday party. It was last minute and rather haphazardly put together. As my heart swelled with the joy of school almost being done (ie. getting to have my husband back), I thought, "We gotta have a party!"
So although it was over a month ago, it's a day I want to capture in blog-land. Especially since it was the last big party our little backyard got to host, with us anyway...
The cake pre-lighting: (I thought the "Happy Birthday" candles were so fun)
My mom and Kaiya sharing some Barbie time together:
Dagmar (I know she'll just love this picture):
Karen and cutie Liam:
Nathan with his sweet Maelle:
Devon and Jeff, volleyball buddies. There are some uncanny similarities between these two. Perhaps it's something about sharing June 19th as a birthday? Oh, and Devon... see? Your smile DOES look a lot more natural (and nice!) when you show those pearly whites.
Thanks to Josh, we got to OWN the laneway for a while, playing petanque. This was Jeff's favourite moment of the night. (And you all have very cute bums):
An intense moment, as Josh throws the ball:
Where did it land?
Okay, so I actually thought Jen might take this cat home:
Blowing out the candles. Thank God that goatee finally disappeared for grad!
Clearly, the "Happy Birthday" candles were overrated:
Kaiya and Hailey enjoyed the cake while sitting in the turtle pool:
These two were such a ham that day!
Dear Robyn (and silly Devon):
Me and Candice:
Rose and Lisa:
I said I wouldn't include it, but heck, I will:
And isn't this one so much nicer?
Thank you, friends and family, for coming out that night and making it a wonderful night to remember. We are our happiest when hosting you all in our little backyard. Hopefully next summer will see many more parties!