Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Arty Party

Our trip to Memphis also happened to coincide with Cousin Kinley’s birthday party! The kids were so excited when they found out that they would get to go to Kinley’s party! Every day they asked if we were going yet!

Kinley’s party was art-themed because the girl LOVES art! IMG_4819

All the kids at the party (and there were a LOT of kids) got their own apron to wear. Such a cute idea! Then they all got a paper bag and some markers to decorate it for goodies later.

The BIG art activity of the day was finger-painting! IMG_4823

IMG_4826 Super messy, but oh-so-fun!

Well, for most of the kids…


Poor Zachary. Art is not his favorite thing, and this is not the first time he has refused to participate in a painting activity.

Check out my talented sister’s adorable cake:


After cake and presents, it was piñata time!

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The kids used the the bags they decorated at the beginning of the party to hold all the goods that fell from the piñatas. It was a great party, and we had so much fun!

After the party, all the family stayed to hang out some more. Before we got our evening going, Jodie wanted a group pic of all the cousins. All ten cousins piled up, and we started snapping pictures…


…then Jodie interrupted, insisting that Kinley hold this balloon in the picture…but, wait, what does that balloon say?


Wow! Aunt Jojo and Uncle Jeff are going to have another baby! Yea! (I’m assuming that it’s okay to make this announcement here, since she already made it on her own blog!)

The rest of the evening was just fun and relaxing, that is except when my kids were driving Kinley and Kallen’s motorized vehicles! They couldn’t get the hang of WATCHING WHERE THEY WERE GOING!!! Too busy looking at the wheels or each other or me or whatever!

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I’m so glad Jodie had us all stay that night. It was so nice to get to talk to Jeff’s family and watch all their beautiful kids play with mine.


Jodie, KayKay, Adam, Connie

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Thanks for letting us come to your birthday, Kinley! We LOVED it! But it made it hard when the kids wanted to know when we were going to Kallen’s party!


Anonymous said...

Does Zachary not like art activities in general, or messy things like finger painting? Some kids just don't like the feel of "goopy stuff" on their hands. I remember a student I had several years ago who nearly gagged when they had to get their hands in the papier mache mixture in art class!

Anonymous said...

Zachary didn't like the finger painting, but he did enjoy whacking the pinata & grabbing candy. Fun party!

Love, K-K

memckee2 said...

Love this newsey post. I looked long and hard at the fingerpainters, knowing I would not see Z among 'em! Congratulations to your family - cousins are so much fun.

Quad Squad! said...

Zachary doesn't refuse ALL art projects, not even all messy ones, but he is my least artsy child. He just really has to be in a special mood and WANT to do it. If he doesn't want to, you can't make him, and art WAS NOT what he wanted to do. Something about a motorized vehicle...