|PB&J cake with Abby and Elmo!|
|Tommy started collecting balloons as soon as they were inflated.|
|Cousins Ethan and Rachel|
|Tommy loves the new water table from Grandma Lux.|
I had to literally drag him back to the patio to see his other gifts!
|And EVERYONE loves bubbles! Especially Ellie. :)|
|Grandma Selvage gets in on the bubble action.|
|So did Ethan. He's just in between fills.|
|Emma played. And Rachel and Grandpa Selvage are in line for their turns.|
|As with crayons, crackers, and most other things,|
Tommy tries to work with both hands at once.
|Queen of the Bubbles|
|To go with the cupcakes, we had a build your own sundae bar.|
We also had a lunch of their favorite foods: cheese, crackers, pretzels,
and lots of fruit. Not to mention a few cheese curls and chips.
|Ellie is a little sad here because I kept grabbing the cake and pulling|
it back from her to keep her from putting out the candle with her hands.
|She is over the sads now.|
|Grandma Selvage checks in for an opinion on the cupcakes.|
|Emma and Aunt Lindy|
|Rachel doing duck lips with her sundae.|
|Well, it was design your own sundae. |
Ethan was just being efficient.
|Papa brought Tommy and Ellie some lunch.|
Tommy kept asking for more "carrots".
|Speaking of efficiency, who needs a spoon anyway? Not Emma! :)|
|More fun at the water table.|
|Scout and Bridget on sentry duty, are trying to figure out the corn hole game.|
|Ellie takes a watermelon break and supervises the trampoline assembly.|
|In honor of the way that Tommy and Ellie like to run around with buckets|
and bins on their heads, we used bins in place of the more traditional blindfolds.
|At least in theory we do. By the time we got halfway through the |
line we gave up blindfolds for safety. Or again, efficiency.
|Grandma Selvage takes a swing.|
|Grandpa Selvage gets the bat going so hard that it's a blur.|
|We were well past naptime, and Tommy stops for a much needed break between turns.|
|Grandma Lux at bat.|
|On his second turn, Ethan gives Tommy pointers.|
|He's not as helpful with Rachel.|
|Cooling off a bit in the baby pool and washing away the stickies.|
|Ethan examines his piñata loot.|
|This is probably Tommy's third or fourth (or seventh) dum-dum.|
Oh well, the only other time he's ever had them is post haircuts, so I guess it won't hurt.
|Grandpa Selvage may have been the most excited person of the day, |
except of course for the guests-of-honor.
|Yay! The trampoline is finally assembled and now|
Ellie is getting out to let Tommy have a turn.
|Rachel, just chillin'!|
|Aunt Sandy. You knew I'd get you in here eventually, didn't you?|
And thank you so much for the super fun trampoline.
(Which is now hiding from the storms under the carport. Hope it's still there in the morning!)