At the end of Summer, right after school starts up for the year, we celebrate Seth and Lola's birthday. They were born on the very same day, but seven years apart. Carly and Jeremie had a big birthday party in the back yard, and everyone was invited. And what a beautiful day it was too!
Lola's Aunt Kate bought her an outfit for her special day, and Daddy bought her balloons.
This little fairy was irresistible and her Gumma couldn't help but hug her all day long!
Lola was fascinated by her Minnie Mouse and Elmo balloons
Oops! Frosting on her crinoline!
The other half of the birthday brigade was very busy hiding in trees and running thru the neighborhood. Here is the Commando Unit resting for a bit before they charged around the block again.... I was very fortunate to catch them sitting still for a moment. I think the birthday boy was trying to avoid birthday kisses and hugs by constantly moving and changing locations...This strategy worked for most of the day...Eventually he was captured and held prisoner by the huggers at the party.
There were little Commandos too!
And the Commando team even accepted recruits!
As she was the only girl at the party, Lola loves to play with the boys!
There were bubbles to blow...
and magic red sparkle shoes to wear!
"matoes" to eat...(Lola's favorite veggie-tomatoes)
and fairy wear to share! Here is GG (Lola's Great Grandmother and my Mom) trying on Lola's headband. Silly GG!
Then it was time to take a little break before opening up the birthday presents!
This year, Sesame Street, Yo Gabba Gabba, and yes, even Barbie were big at the party for Lola.
While Seth got some cool clothes, GI Joe action figures, Lego building sets, and money!