Monday, May 21, 2012

Ingrid is Four!

Ingrid turned four on Saturday.  We had a crazy hot day for the middle of May, but we had fun.  One grandma got a kiddie pool, the other got a sandbox, we had an EZ-up for the oldies to sit in the shade, and used a sheet on the clothesline to make a tent for more shade.  It was crazy hot, we even ended up having to come inside to get away from the sun, something that doesn't happen that often in Wisconsin!
Last year we went all themey, with rainbows and gnomes and toadstools, but this year I'm going easy.  I told Ingrid to pick a couple colors and I figured we'd make a bunting for the table and get matching balloons, maybe some matching candles.  I have decided that it was fun to do once, but I am just not a good themed party thrower.  I don't think anyone actually took home my goodie bags and I ended up with a million rainbow crayons and mushroom spinning tops in my house...So, this year was a simple neopolitan theme.  I made a simple brown and pink felt bunting, got some pink and white balloons, and asked our friend Carole to make another amazing cake.  She did not disappoint!!
 We also had neopolitan ice cream.  The kids ran around in the sprinkler, splashed in the pool, and played in the sandbox.  It was super fun, totally summery, and Ingrid had a great time!  So did Otis.  He absolutely loves the sandbox!  He sat in there for an hour, just digging and pouring sand from bucket to bucket.  I see a very laid back summer spent in our backyard!
In non-birthday news, my mom and I planted a garden this weekend, too.  We have raspberries, blueberries, zuchinni, lettuce, carrots, green beans, and strawberries.  So excited to see how things turn out!  It's my first time planting food plants, so we'll see.  And in completely other news, I am still in shock after finding out one of my close friends is having TWINS!!  She never had a dating ultrasound, just heard a heartbeat, went about her first few months preparing for a new baby.  Then today at her ultrasound the tech said "Here's baby number one, and here's baby number two."  Wait, what huh?  If I'm in this much shock, I can't even imagine what she's going through!!!  I am super happy and excited for them, though.  I know it's going to be crazy and hectic and I hope that I can help her out when she needs it.  Jeez louise, twins.  With a two year old ready to help out :)  Crazy.


5 comments:

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday Ingrid.
Your party looked awesome. We are also huge fans of 'less themes and more fun' (well except for blue - blue is always IN at our house).
Love from your Swiss Fan Club.

Amber Liddle said...

Oh Fiona! We have a severely late Easter gift for Emily!! Hopefully we will send it out this week!

Mommy, Papa and the 'Nuts said...

I wish I could give up the themes....kids love them... My European friends are always like, "wait, I thought the THEME was BIRTHDAY...you idiot..."

Can't believe she is four already!

Big brother, Little sister. said...

Happiest of birthdays Ingrid xxx summer looks to be fantastic at your place! After resisting themes Pep is going rainbow this year, just the once! Best wishes and strength to your friend too!

lynxymama said...

i am going to send you measurements on a dress for ingrid, it's amazing but i am not sure it will fit but i think it will, i am a tease.

i want twins. (this is why i had my tubes tied)