Waverly gets so excited about this sort of thing, she loved helping make the lemonade and bring everything out so much. But both girls most favorite part was definitely waiting for our family members to stop in, they could not wait to see who came first and got so excited when they saw each of their cars pull up over the time that we did it. Thankfully we also had other customers too, we decided to donate all of their proceeds to the Children’s Hospital and plan to make this a new summer tradition.
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Waverly was so happy about it, she kept asking when we were leaving on our “field trip”, and tried to pack her bag at least three days before we left. It’s about a six hour drive, and we decided on leaving at 1 in the morning so the girls would sleep through it and my dad (who was driving) could get still some sleep before we get there, and of course that totally backfired on us. The girls were both way too excited to get any sleep, so they pretty much stayed up throughout the night, which in turn meant we did, too! 😉 Thankfully on the way back, when we left at 7pm and tried to do the same thing, they were completely exhausted and were out before we even left the resort parking lot. I’m convinced we will be feeling the effects of this trip for at least another week, but it was so worth it!!!! Vacation memories are some of the very best, both girls were just in awe of everything they saw and just high on life that we left any sort of routine back at home. My most favorite part was watching their excitement and their happiness was contagious — of course mixed in with a few meltdowns, too.
PS – I haven’t read a book in forever, but took this one with me on the trip and got through over half of it, EVERY MOM MUST GET THIS!!!! It is absolutely amazing, so inspiring, and there is just so much to relate to. I can’t say enough about it, I actually plan to re-read it a few times!
Of course it’s also so freaking nice to be off work and able to spend so much more time at home. I will always cherish slow summer mornings and getting to make the girls a big breakfast while they watch their favorite shows, there is just something so sweet about kids in the morning time and I try to never take those moments for granted. The girls sitter (who watches them a couple days during the week during the year) has also been taking them for a few hours each Monday, just to give me some time to myself and it’s been GLORIOUS. I really never take time for myself and even though I spend most of it running errands solo or doing some long-awaited projects around the house, it’s amazing how refreshed and rejuvenated I feel afterwards.
And in case you just came for pictures. 🙂
This party was actually one of the easier ones I have planned, as I knew all anyone would want to do is swim and have fun in the pool (which was definitely the case!). We went with a blue and green theme, with a few pops of pink, both inspired by the girls suits and the cutest cake idea we found on Pinterest. We set out bubbles, water guns and water balloons in the colors of the party, and did two games (found here & here if you are planning a pool party, these were so much fun and perfect for this age group!). For food, we did a chicken nugget tray we got at Chick-Fil-A and some kid friendly snacks, along with a blue margarita for the adults that ended up being a huge hit (we actually ended up going on an ABC store run doing the party for a second round, not sure what that says about us …). The setup was super cute, a special thank you to my mom for helping with everything per usual and surprising me with cupcakes that spelled out each of the girls names.