Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bye bye Nina and Pops and an early 42nd bday!

Burning the midnight oil here (at Walmart), so this is all I got. Getting ready for vacation!

 Well, I have pics added, but not gonna do words per pic at 1am.  But here's a lengthy pic runthrough of our day....Pops and D surprised us with Square Donuts for bfast. Yumm!  Thanks, Pops!  And then Pops was off to work on the girls' room.  He had that thing painted lickety split. He's amazing.  All done by midday and he even started kinda late in the morning.  The girls were so excited.  They love it.  It's very similar to Hailey's room color, but has more blue in it. They are doing a seaside/beach/ocean theme with this pale pool color (tropical dream is what it's called) and then accenting with coral (curtains, etc).  Ash is hoping for new bedding and accessories for her bday coming up!  Anyway...while Pops worked, we decided to tackle daddy's bday.  I wasn't going to do anything special bc we will driving to Boston all day on his real bday (27th), but the kids seemed to want to. They had all gotten him fun little gifts and wrapped those.  And I decided to make him a very easy Snickers replica cake.  I very rarely can bake a cake, frost it, make and color fondant and finish a cake in a couple hours...but somehow it worked out.  All the kids helped with things...Ash made daddy a crown and helped with the cake and decorating.  D helped with dishes and decorating, Shelb with the cake and decorating and Lo with the cake and decorating too...but he got a little bored and went upstairs at one point and peed in a trash can. Sometimes we don't ask why. He beats to a different drum.  Add onto the day that Shelb had a few hours of volleyball, D was working on his coin collection (he talked Pops into going back to the bank again for coins)...and daddy coins helped him complete his quarter collection just in time for the fair tomorrow!  Then it was time for daddy to come home (he missed dinner with us bc he had a late work meeting), but the kids came up with the idea to surprise him when he walked in the door. They did a few practice rounds, which was very cute.  And daddy seemed oh-so-surprised when he entered the door! lol :)  Sue Sue, Nina and Pops came back to the house for cake and ice cream....and we had some good laughs during gift time.  It was a good day.  Now we are revving up for vacation and missing Nina and Pops who are at Sue Sue's and then off to Michigan (then back to see us for a week).  Busy times!


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