Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy 6th Birthday, Millie

Millie celebrated her 6th birthday this past Saturday with five of her friends.  She decided on a Mermaid theme this year.  So we had music from the Little Mermaid,  mermaid cake, a mermaid art project, and lots of under the sea decorations.
I had so much fun making this cake after I researched some ideas.
We had a really crazy rainstorm during Millie's party.  Thunder, strong winds and a power outage in the town next door.  Luckily we had planned an indoor party due to the really unstable weather this month.  The day before the party, Millie came up with the great idea of face painting.  The kids loved it.  I painted lots of rainbows, flowers and butterflies!
Working on the mermaid art project.
I organized a scavenger hunt.  Clues were located all over the house and the kids were divided into 2 groups of three.  They had to read the clues to discover where the next clue was hidden.  The last clue led to the location of their party bags filled with mermaid treasure.
Happy 6th Birthday, Millie!
With the house full of 6 girls, there was definitely princess dress up time, too.  Millie is getting ready to open her presents.  She really loved this.
Opening presents from the family on Sunday morning!  Thank you everyone for the great gifts and birthday wishes!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Reading break...

Millie caught reading with a friend in the rain.

Relaxing, graduations and field day!

 Enjoying a sunny day in mid-May.  We had an unusually hot week in May and we couldn't wait to get our garden started.  Now we are in "June gloom" and sadly had to cover the garden with plastic tarps for most of the month to protect it from the almost constant cool, rainy days.
Chickens staring each other down.
Millie cleaning up chicken poop in the backyard.
Graduation day from Kindergarten at Snoqualmie Elementary School!
Last day of school was a Field day for Millie.  They had bouncy castles, games, dunk tank, bubbles, music and sno-cones!