Photos from Leo's Birthday
I would like to report Lisa is like Martha, but (as my sister
says) that would be an insult to Lisa. Lisa is so creative and so organized -
and Lisa does not have a full-time staff, nor any staff at all. When Leo asked
to invite all his classmates to his birthday party and that a "camping" theme
would be fun, Lisa was on top of the whole thing.
Leo, you totally scored in the Mother Department.
Lisa had a friend design a logo for the party and the straight-forward design was
implemented into the invitation, cake, party favors and every other aspect of
Quiet day before the party - lots of building with Duplo & Magna Tiles
Lucy's "job" is to take everything out of Leo's play kitchen and
Leo's play house.
She is excellent.
Below are photos from Leo's birthday party last Saturday in
Dave and Lenny kept the kids busy/ran errands while Lisa and I prepped for the
party. Party favors were water bottles (canteens) and "make-it-at-home" S'more kits.
Lisa and I prepared the food, but the desserts were farmed-out to a local
bakery. I stole this photo from the bakery instagram feed - cake, cookies
and mini S'mores cupcakes:
Team Leo posed for a photo before the party began.
Lenny, Geoff (Leo's godfather), Gabe and Ryan (college friends)
Lisa and Angela (Leo's godmother)
Kosher and vegan hot dogs were offered, along with a corn, tomato and basil
salad, a dilled potato salad, and sliced watermelon. We were camping!
The party was held at Leo's school, so there was a playground and a bounce-house
ready for the guests. Other activities included face painting, temporary (Leo's
logo!) tattoos, slime-making
and a water/sponge fight.
Lenny's Mom and Leo during the sponge fight
My Driver had the most important task - keeping the rosé flowing.
The cake was delivered to the Birthday Boy. We sang Happy Birthday.
Leo had a very fine time at his birthday party! He was so
polite and thanked everyone for coming.
After the guests left and everything was tidied at school, we headed back to
Lenny & Lisa's house. Both families gathered for a nice dinner. Another
great celebration! Happy 4th Birthday, Leo!
Lucy, wearing one of her Momma's embroidered dresses from Manila - circa
Guess who will have her first birthday on August 19th?
Until my next update, I remain, your celebratory correspondent.
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