But then my blog (well, actually blogs because I do another one just for family about the boys) was being funky. I could get in to see my posts and things, but I couldn't edit them, write new posts, or upload photos. I played around a lot, and then googled and figured out I should try to delete all plug ins on my computer (didn't even know I had any). It did the trick, and now I'm back in business.
All this is to explain 1. why my blog may have been super funky last week (posts appearing twice, no photos, etc). 2. why some posts, including this one, have pretty pathetic pictures as I've had to rely on my iPhone. But I digress...
Back to the original point of the post: Colton is out of school for the summer! But before he got out of school, I helped plan his class's end of the year party. Now here's the thing: I love parties (obviously) and would go to the nines every time, but when planning an hour long thing for a bunch of 2/3 year olds, pretty decorations and themey food are probably just a waste of time! But not fun activities...messy, chaotic fun is absolutely required, so that's where I focused my energy. We decided to do a bubble party (or more accurately I convinced the other two parents helping me plan) and set up tons of bubble fun for the kids. Again, I didn't get good pictures, but we had:
- a couple water tables filled with bubble solution (just dish soap and water) and lots of fun bubble making tools (cookie cutters, funnels, wands, PVC pipe sections, etc)
- a baby pool filled up with bubble solution and hula hoops for making big bubbles (really the kids just ended up splashing around in there though!)
- individual bubble packs and a bubble refill station (a big water jug filled with bubble solution)
- lots of bubble wands, bubble blowers, etc. all over the place!
- sprinklers going for the kids to run through
And like I said, we kept the food really simple: pizza, watermelon, pretzels, and popsicles for dessert. Obviously, Levi had to get in on that action too!
|the boys and Colton's most favorite school buddy, Macie|
It was a fun (for the kids), exhausting (for me) morning and two days later Colton returned to his school for the last day. He said good bye to his teachers
And we celebrated by going to Chik-Fil-A (Colton's current favorite restaurant) for lunch and play time with Josh who left work to meet us.
And with the school year officially in the books, the boys came home to start taking advantage of all that summer is.
And I am just left in total amazement of how much he's grown up this year...and how far we've all come as a family. I know I bored you with all the details last week, so I won't do that to you again, but how about we just look at his picture from the first day (and one with Levi for good measure):
And one from the last day: