Saturday, July 23, 2005

Kayla Is Seven!

My little baby is seven years old! I feel like she's still a toddler. But I guess she's a full blown kid now. It makes me sad to think she's nearly half way to driving, over half way to her teens...

We threw her a party last weekend. Funny, I didn't really let her invite anyone from school, with the exception of Emma, because I wanted to keep the party small and have it at home. I wound up with 15 kids in my house (four of which were barely two) and about 15 adults... Well, at least we broke the new house in! We had a great time. Kayla and I decided to throw a Princess Tea Party. We made princess (and prince)crowns before we ate. Kayla and her brothers set up her tea sets on the coffee table and we baked mini cookies, mini cupcakes, and made mini sandwiches. It was a great idea I pulled from a magazine. A little tedious, but fun. The kids were a big help with the prep work. Kayla served her guests apple juice along with the little treats. It was so cute to see them all sitting around this little table acting all classy and social. Kids are so cute! Later we let them play out in the back yard with water balloons and squirt guns, it was over 100 degrees here! Plus it helped to boys feel like they weren't having to do "girly" things for the entire party! Everyone had a blast, but boy I was tired afterwards. It was so peaceful with just our four kids! I fell asleep on the couch about ten minutes after the last guest left. When I woke up, Phil had pretty much finished the clean up. What a guy! I finally feel like I've caught up on rest, a week later!

I have the kids to myself most of this weekend. Phil went to San Fransisco with his friend Eddie. They are having a guys weekend of golfing and baseball games. They both need it. Work has been stressful lately. They are both UPS drivers in Lake Tahoe and this is the busiest time of the year with the swarms of tourists and the road construction. And unfortunately, Tahoe is small and there aren't many backroads to avoid the traffic. Phil has had it especially hard this week because a golf resort he delivers to was holding it's annual celebrity golf tournament. It attracts a lot of people hoping to see someone famous. Phil saw Donald Trump. (Not that he cared! He just wanted to get out of there!) So, the boys needed a little time away from home. I'm holding down the fort here. The kids have been great. Very minor squabbles. Tomorrow they get to help me clean house and do laundry. I'm sure they'll be thrilled!

Anyway, enough babbling. Hope everyone is well. Below are some pictures of the party. Love to all...

2 comments:

Jennifer Austin said...

Hi Terri,
I just found your blog via an e-mail from Lisa (Smith). I am so glad to see all of the smiling faces. Kayla and the boys are adorable. Things are great here, too. In fact, on the 23rd we were also celebrating. Connor, my baby, had his fifth birthday party.(actual b-day is 7/18). I did not remember that his birthday was so close to Kayla's. I am going to check out your mom's site next. Hope to talk to you soon. I will try my best to do a better job of keeping in touch. Love you, Jenni

the Girls' Moma said...

Happy birthday Kayla! Hard to believe she's 7! The tea party looked like a great idea. Thanks for including the pictures on the post--I love to see everyone!