With the exception of Leona, though, we are having a pretty good time and surviving the heat for the most part. Yesterday we had a great evening of eating dinner outside while soaking wet from the wading pool and today we spent the day celebrating Calvin's 4th birthday.
It ended up being a pretty great day, with lots of Star Wars items, this card from Nana & Papa that played the Star Wars theme was a huge hit...it even got Leona to give up a smile
We all got up early so Calvin could open some presents before Dan went to work and then had cake, pinata and more presents after Dan got home from work. In between the festivities, we also took a trip to the wading pool and had a lot of fun playing Star Wars and more Star Wars.
I took several pictures of the pinata. I was pretty proud of it. Originally it was supposed to be a soccer ball, but creating the round soccer ball shape posed a problem for me so, with Calvin's permission of course, we made a last minute change to a pirate themed party. Ultimately, I was sad to see it smashed into bits, but he had such a blast doing it, it was worth it. For the grand finale, Calvin discovered that the scooter he had been begging for for the past 6 months had miraculously appeared in the basement while we were eating cake. He really had a great day, which is funny, considering that yesterday (mostly to upset Emme I believe) he had decided that we should completely skip his birthday and go right to the 30th.
In running news, I didn't make it out yesterday morning, but did manage to get a run in early today. I can't believe how slow my runs are. I think I'm going to have to take Leona here pretty soon just to see if I really run that much faster when pushing the jogger or if I've just become that slow...