To ease the pain of moving and to bid farewell to all our friends I decided to throw a End of School / Going Away Party for us. It was SO much fun!!! Of course, I was busy chatting and handing out freeze pops and taking a turn down the giant slide (you know I did!) and so my pictures are lame, but the memories will live on for a long time around here. I am a terrible birthday party mom, but I think I might have redeemed myself. We set up a water gun battle station, a small bounce house for little guys, 3 baby pools, our tramp and the GIANT slide. I think the kids’ favorite part was getting to invite as many friends as they wanted.
For about an hour this slide was FULL of 5-10 year old boys – at least 20 of them, pushing and screaming and laughing and squishing each other. Jared had to hang out at the bottom for a while to make sure no one got trampled.
One little girl arrived and stood on the deck, gazing at the back yard, and asked “Are you RICH?!” I just laughed, but I was thinking - not really, but I do have a credit card.
It was so worth it. I can’t think of a time I have had more fun watching my kids laugh and play with their friends. I felt like it was a fitting way to thank the many families that have befriended us over the past 3 years.