Thursday, August 20

birthday recap


Alexis' birthday came and went. She loves being 5, though I think she's disappointed that she isn't magically 2 feet taller and knows how to ride a 2-wheeler (both things she thought just happened when you're 5). She woke up the morning of her birthday to a bed full of balloons, streamers hanging in her doorway, and her favorite stool (the one that wiggles) decorated for her to eat breakfast on. She spent the morning playing at the park with friends, telling everyone it was her birthday, and wondering where her presents were. Then in the afternoon we went to a local water park, just the four of us. The water park was pretty fun, but the water in the slides was cold, so we spent most of the afternoon going around the lazy river. Alexis was tall enough to walk in the river, if she tilted her head up and stood on her tiptoes, so I got to follow her around it hundreds of times making sure she didn't get smashed against the wall, pushed under by all the other kids, or swept away when the current got stronger. It was lots of fun! After that we had cake and ice cream and opened presents, then off to her very first soccer practice.

This year, Alexis wasn't the only one excited about her presents. The resident Barbies were pretty thrilled as well, since they ended up with a few new friends, including one of the male persuasion! Not only that, but they received some new sleeping arrangements. They were so excited that I was even able to persuade them to get dressed for the occasion (I don't expect this to happen again).There's only 4 sleeping bags, so not everyone can camp at once. The girls sleep inside,while Ken sleeps outside. To protect them from bears, naturally.
However, the bears don't seem too intimidated by a man in a purple paisley sleeping bag.
Poor Ken, he wasn't even around long enough to play naked, like everyone else.

7 comments:

shellybellybee said...

Hee Hee. Funny post. I'm glad Aelxis had a good birthday. Her tent and sleeping bags look awesome. What a lucky girl she is! I think you should do more story telling with the barbies, and the bear.

Reynolds Family said...

Thank you for making me laugh out loud. I really needed that. I think this is one of the funniest posts I have read in a long time.

By the way, did you MAKE those Barbie sleeping bags and tent? Knowing you, you probably did, but if you did, I'm still REALLY impressed.

pfabulouspfun-der said...

So funny!!! Glad you got to play Barbies today!

Lindsey said...

This is exactly why I'm excited for girls. Oh the memories...

Cindy said...

Love the tent and sleeping bags! They turned out great! You are amazing! I got a good laugh out of your post as well! You're great!

The Shill Spill said...

That......was......AWESOME! :) Hahahahah! You did such a great job Lisa! I am muy impressed with your 'skillz'! I also love that the barbies just looked like they woke up after a week of camping. (With the crazy hair and all!) :) So fun! I also really enjoyed the benda-roo rug outside the tent! :)Very nice!

Rachel & Todd said...

lol...I remember my barbie days. My girl barbies were always being swept off their plastic feet by their kens. I love that Alexis's Ken is so appropriately sleeping outside of the girls tent. Too funny! As I always mention...I LOVE reading your posts.