Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's Great To Be Alive Celebration

Yesterday I was thinking about birthdays and all the little holidays we celebrate and I thought, why don't we ever have a real celebration just because it's great to be alive on this amazing planet? So I went out last night and picked up a few supplies and we celebrated. First, there were the streamers. J came downstairs this morning and said, "isn't it a little early to put up streamers for B's birthday?" His birthday is a month away. Oh, I forgot to mention that this celebration was a surprise.
Then there was the decorating and filling of the water balloons. It was steamy here today. . .mid 80's! Some of the balloons weren't quite in a celebratory mood.
Next, it was outside for some fun. The fun mostly consisted of chasing me around the backyard and pelting me with the balloons and the water splat balls.

J and B got some new celebratory ducks for the pool.

Time for some lemonade! We headed inside for some lunch and to cool off and then enjoyed some ice cream cake out on the deck. Yum, yum!

Now it's time for some shaving cream fun.

Wrestling anyone?

To the slide!

Time to rinse off and go meet friends at the beach. Well, B is still in wrestling mode.

Aaaaahhhhh. Beautiful Lake Champlain! Those are the Adirondack mountains in the background.

It was a glorious day and I'd have to say we enjoyed life to its fullest.


  1. I like it! Especially the ice cream and shaving cream! I am so glad you all enjoyed the day. I think summer vacation has officially started (at least that is what I tell the neighbors)!!

  2. Why not indeed! There is always time for a celebration at our house -
    especially when it involves ice cream and water balloons!

    Looks like a super fun day for all ;0)

  3. What a fun mom you are! Life is definitely worth celebrating. :)

  4. Ok, I need to get my girls some shaving cream to go crazy with! So much fun!

    Lisa :)