I am writting a belated birthday expose on last week's party for Sarah here at our house. She wanted to have a party with her friends and their families here at the house. So we had a birthday/BBQ up here at the new house.
One of the highlights was the awesomely huge water slide we made. It was just like the ones we used to make when we lived in Pocatello. (Minus poor Ruth splitting her knee open). You just go to the Home Depot and buy a thick carpenters plastic and you can reuse it all summer if you like. We will be using ours again this Thursday for the Annual Hillside BBQ at the park to celebrate the end of the school year. We are excited for that as well.
Here are a few things Sarah liked about her birthday this year.... She got a kitty from Mom and Dad that is adorable. It is another Calico cat just like Rainbow was and is actually from the same Mom that Rainbow had. Just to catch you up, our faithful, wonderful cat left us when we went to my Grandmother's funeral in Utah a month or so ago. We were saddened, but we are happy to now have replaced her with "Belle" who is a fun loving, people loving kitty, perfect for an animal crazed five-year-old. We were kind of nervous that she would "love her kitty to death" within the first 48 hours just like Lenny from "Of Mice and Men". But we were happily surprized when she survived the first couple of days. She seems to be very well ajusted now and even sleeps right next to Sarah on her pillow!
Some other fun presents: I made Sarah a couple of really cute tutu's that are fun for dress up. She also got a few My Little Pony type things, a game, a neat towel set for swimming and a great kitty camping chair. Oh, and some cowboy boots, I can't forget those. Also, my parents got her a cute little stuffed doggy that comes with a website that you go to and you get to keep up with your little pet and basically have a virtual pet as well. That is really neat for her and she spends many hours on the Webkins website.
Well, I will let the pictures tell the rest of the stories....