Since I have gotten on the computer to blog. The end of June is always such a whirlwind for me. The last weekend of June was the birthday extravaganza around here. I have the kids family parties on Saturday while Grandma & Grandpa Ottawa are here and then on Sunday I had Avery's birthday party from 12-2:30 and Mer's birthday party from 3-5. I had 22 kids here between the 2 parties, baked and decorated 4 cakes, and made 20 loot bags. The weather held out for the most part and the kids were able to jump in the jumpy castle. I am lucky that I can rent it for both parties - 2 birds with one stone. Avery had a Wizard of Oz party - all the girls came in costumes. So cute. Mer had a penguin beach party and she gave the kids grass skirts and lais when they arrived. It is a fun day but crazy. Andy and I are always happy when the last kid leaves. For some reason I didn't get many good shots. Probably had something to do with how busy we were.
After the weekend we had Mer's special people picnic at the school, totally cute and then it was the end of school getting the teacher's gifts ready. I can't believe that it is the end of school already. It seems like I was just sweating about Avery starting Grade 1 and now she is on her way to Grade 2. Thanks to all the teachers that made Grade 1 and JK a great experience for my girls.