Saturday, August 18, 2012

Summertime Adventures Finale Extravaganza Part Bazillion: Elevator Birthday Party of Awesomeness

On the morning of his party, Ben happily awakes and explores the decorative birthday wonderland and backporch elevator village. He opens his fantastic aircraft carrier toy. Daddy shows him how it works and tries to keep from stealing it away to play with it himself.

Guests arrive! Popcorn and lunch are eaten. The kids play so well and quietly that I'm in shock.

Hey, Chris, what's wrong? Did you get lost?

Anyway, time for the elevator birthday cake, as Chris clearly needs some sugar to wake him up a bit. The Happy Birthday song is accompanied by Ben and Madeline's impromptu dance.

Then it's pinata time.

Are elevators the easiest, weirdest, and best birthday party theme ever? Possibly.

Summer Adventures Part 3: A Whole Buncha Stuff

Here is Ben, playing in the sprinkler:

Reading Llama Llama books to sick animals in bed:

Cruising on the Casco Bay Ferry:

Taking a hike on Macworth Island:

Eating Rainbow Jello Cookies:

And attending Campfire Storytime in pajamas at our library:

Summer Adventures Part 2: Storyland

On the way home from Montreal (that was in June, FYI), we stopped in North Conway, NH, to stay the night and spend a day in Storyland. It was fantastic! I highly recommend it for young children. Ben's favorite parts were the ball pit and the talking treehouse thingy with buttons all over it to push. Buttons! These people really get kids.