Then I found out that my nephew teaches Karate on Saturday mornings, and church for a lot of people is on Sunday mornings. I was feeling down about how to make a park party work. Then my sister called to tell me that Karate wasn't going on one of the days. YAY it could still happen! Later I found out that it was supposed to be in the upper 90s, and people were worried about the older family members being outside in the heat. The crazy thing in my mind was that we've had family reunions at places that were in door/outdoor during that time of year. My Grandpa often sits outside with my Great Uncles during those events. With Mica's party we were having it for breakfast, so the heat wouldn't be bad.
I love my family, but often times with such a close net of people opinions are strong. I sometimes wish people would just go with the flow.
It doesn't help that stress wise Mica's birthday is always right when school starts, and Isaak's birthday is right when school stops.
I'm sure I annoyed most everyone last week when I sent a text out that said the party was still at the park. If it got too hot we'd come back to the Apel house.
The park is where his party was.
- I made a Lemon and a Blueberry Coffee Cake
- I brought Mango and some type of Red Juice
- I make 2 types of Protein Bites
- 1 sister brought a Fruit Salad
- 1 sister brought a Veggie Tray
- My Mom brought an Egg Soufflé
- I got a call that my Niece was picking up a Carton of Coffee
The boys played with a Nerf Football, and a Frisbee. It's kind of hard to tell, but that's what they were doing.
My Grandpa said, "Who's idea was this? It's so pretty here!" I'm glad he said that. I said, "It reminds me of where you used to live Grandpa. Remember when we were younger, we'd go to the park to feed the ducks?" He remembered.
This is about as close as the boys could get to the baby ducks, without them running off.
Mica tried to walk Edison around, but he was grumpy tired. About the only laugh I saw out of Edison was when Travis tried to tickle him with his beard.
I had to smile because my Grandpa wrote, "Michael" on Mica's card. When people get older that kind of thing just happens. Mica giggled about it.
My parents now take the kids out prior to their birthday to have lunch, and get their present(s). Mica got some Lego things. I guess the Jurassic World set that he wanted was no where to be seen. He picked out a few different sets. My younger sister got him a Terrarium (which looks cool)! My older sister gives him a choice to go somewhere with her. My Aunt Becky gives the boys 20 $1 dollar bills.
When the food, the ball, the Frisbee, and the present time was over Travis and I walked the little kids over to the splash pad.
My nephew Elijah was in what Mica calls the, "Force Field".
Travis found this baby Praying Mantis. I won't hold those things. I'm not afraid of bugs really. It's just that they are the master of the bug food chain. If you look them up you'll find that they are related to the Cock Roach. When they did that back prick test on me to find what I was allergic to, Cock Roaches was on the list. Yuck!
Evan found a dead butterfly with it's head off.
It was a good birthday party! Everyone enjoyed it, and no one got too hot.