Ok, so it was hot last Saturday....I mean HOT. I knew this was going to be a little bit of a problem so I tried to prepare. Friday night we hit up a party store with my sole purpose to purchase water balloons. Jackpot! Unfortunately for Joacim, he was assigned the task of filling ALL OF THEM. I have no idea how many that was, but his fingers looked pretty sore after tying all of those little balloons. Izzy, of course, was a HUGE help. She's wearing a little princess hat that came in the birthday card that her Great Grandma sent her.
The Miracle Ride on Sunday. Have I mentioned how much Izzy LOVES her Gampa?
It wasn't a total loss, though. Dad and Joacim went to the grocery story to get some ice cream, since Izzy was VERY disappointed that she didn't get any, and Gampaw didn't want to let his little Izzy down (it's really quite cute how smitten he is with her...it's a side I hadn't really seen :) And after ice cream, the kids played Just Dance on the Wii.I seriously think all of the kids (well, except for Izzy of course) were asleep before 10:00, and I didn't think that was even possible when they stay here. It was an early morning the next day, so I'm glad they got some sleep.
I think Izzy had a great birthday. I'm very thankful that my family was so understanding of my swollen feet, and kept telling me to sit down. There just wasn't a lot I could do, and although frustrating, I tried to make the best of it. And it was really great to have everyone there at her party, and having family spend the night. That would've usually sent me into a panic, but not this time. Guess it's good that I'm starting to let some things slide a little....