Today is Hayley's 11 th birthday, so first and foremost I have to send out a big Happy Birthday to her!! Each year I write my girl's personal letters for each birthday to give them when they are a little older. But I could not be more proud of Hayley and the beautiful, caring, lovely girl she has become! I am so honored to be her mommy and Hayley I love you so much!!! Tonight we will be having another little birthday celebration which I will also post about, but for now some catching up from the weekend!
Saturday we traveled back to my parent's house to stay so we could celebrate my niece Neve's 8th birthday. She wanted to have Hayley and Kathleen go miniature golfing with her so we all travelled out to Gettysburg, PA. to MacDuffer's to start the party with some competitive golfing!
The girl's were already to go despite the incredible amount of heat that day! We loaded up with sunscreen and cold water bottles and off we went!
That's Uncle Brent (Neve's dad) waiting for his turn in the background. Kathleen all ready to go!
We chose to do the 18 holes since there were 7 of us, and the heat was so bad. The course was lovely and luckily they had a few trees around for shade.
These little beauties were ready to jump in the waterfall it was so hot!!!!!!!
By this point Kathleen was quite hot and sweaty, so she sat down on the rocks to take a little break :-)
Afterwards we all headed inside the A/C to get snowballs and ice cream. Jerry was seriously thinking about the banana split challenge, it was huge almost the length of an adult arm. If a person eats it all in 10 mins. or less it's free. After much consideration he decided not to.... maybe next time ;-)
So after we were refreshed we got in our vehicles and headed back to my sister and brother in laws house for Neve's Luau party!!
Oh and while we were at the miniature golf course Neve won a sparkly dog, so super cute :-) Had to include him!
Uncle Brent was manning the grill.....
And seriously cracking us up with his apron....
Then the light rain started, but it was so hot that the girls still decided to do the slip and slide in the rain. A slip and slide is a plastic strip that hooks up to a water hose and the water sprays over it making it slick and you run and jump and slide on it to get cooled off. :-) They had a blast!
A bit later a warm glow fell across the back yard and I rushed over with my camera in time to catch a beautiful sunset. So weird we didn't see it all afternoon, then it was suddenly there to set and was dusk again...
There was of course yummy cake....
Happy Birthday sweet Neve!! So happy we were able to share this amazing day with you! We had so much fun!!!! We love you so much!!!!
Kita, one of their dogs was worn out from playing ball all afternoon with whoever would throw it to her! LOL. My whole family is big animal lovers!!!
By the end of the night Jerry and Brent had their sillies come out and I captured these pictures so hoping they leave you with a smile :-)
Tomorrow I will have part 2 of our weekend adventures!! :-) Have a great day!