We rented out a kiddie pool that was perfect! The entire pool was only waist deep for the littlest of the children, so although you had to keep your eye on everyone you weren't terrified of someone stepping off into the deep end. We could only rent it when it wasn't open to the public, so the party started at 8 AM!! I had serious doubts about it starting that early and after an incredibly hectic morning of trying to get there on time, I knew it was a bad idea. However, once the party was over at 10, we had missed the terrible heat of the day, no one missed a nap and we all had our Saturdays left to do what we wanted, I decided it wasn't such a bad idea after all.
(I was the photographer, so no pics of me)
The pool was called Noah's Ark...
All of the kids on top of the big water slides...
Sidney & Luke on the little water slide...
Ivy & Nain
Briellen & Sidney with Nonna
Stephen & Fearless Mitchell
Mimi with Brynne & Sidney
The babies actual birthday was on Thursday... I wanted to do something fun with them but not an all day adventure. I thought the Rain Forest Cafe would be perfect... All of the fun animals and sounds. Wow... I couldn't have been more wrong! They were scared to death. I even tried to change tables, but the lighting/thunder storm went off as we were changing and made things worse. We ended up getting our food to go and left quickly. Such a scene. I was so flustered that I didn't get any pics. So that night as we were putting the babies down, I made them pose for a picture because I had to have a picture of them on the actual day. They, again, freaked out on me, but oh well, it had to be done.