Lucy's long-anticipated birthday party was last Friday. She has had her party planned ever since we went and tie-dyed capes at Audrey's house last August.
As the middle (and least difficult) child, Lucy sometimes gets the short end of the stick. But of all my kids, Lucy has had the very best birthday parties: Bike Parade at Beus Pond in 2008,Talent Show at Ogden Amphitheater in 2009, and Bounce House Surprise Party in 2010. This year's party was a winner too.
Silk scarves from Dharma Trading Co.
While the scarves were drying, Steve set up an obstacle course in the backyard.
It included running across the lawn with a tennis ball balanced on a racket, climbing through tunnels, and kicking a ball across the lawn and into a bucket.
Rolling up in a quilt and rolling down the lawn was part of the course, as well.
And then they each got to run through the "finish line".
Steve was also the official timer. Isn't he great?
Since I have officially given up on baking cupcakes, Lucy picked ice cream cones as her treat.
Then Lucy led all of her friends on a "parade" down the block. It was definitely the highlight of the party.
We sure love Lucy. And her fun parties.
(Thanks for the great pictures, Rebecca!)