Sunday, August 24, 2008

Block Partay!

Our school has its own way of letting the students find out who their teacher is. The teacher shows up at your house during a specific time period to let you know you'll be in their class.
Well, last year we spent about an hour and a half with our noses smooshed up against foggy windows waiting. Finally as other kids in the cul-de-sac discovered their teachers, we ended up outside excitedly chatting (and waiting!) for our teacher to get there.

Sooooo, this year my neighbor gave me the idea of having a little grill session out front while we waited for the teachers. We ended up having more than our cul-de-sac show up.

First we put Joe to work filling water balloons.
He'll learn not to ask, "Is there anything I can do to help out?"

Then there was the water balloon tossing.
I think there was only one successful toss between partners.

Obviously they don't seem to mind.

What I thought would be a cute cake turned out looking more like a really pathetic triangle instead of a school pendant.

Lots of fun people. Plus, the losers behind the camera who weren't willing to get in the frame. You people....

Water balloons are always a good idea. They stayed up way past their bedtimes, but at least they didn't need to go home to take they're bedtime baths.

Anyway, after cooking 60 hot dogs and hamburgers, we all had full bellies and we were all excited for the school year to begin!


The Lambs said...

Looks like a fun partay! We sure miss you guys! Although I must admit that we haven't missed a Texas summer too much...

We'll post more once a few things pass...namely, painting a new home, moving out and into it, having a baby, hosting family, yada yada, the norm.

Take care of RR for us!


Heidi Kjar said...

I want to be your neighbor, you always have parties!

Amy Johnson said...

Man, I wish I lived by you! My neighborhood is awesome, but we don't really do fun things like that....yet!

Erin Cummings said...

What a fun and cute idea! We sure miss being in your half's ward. Old Settler's is so not Old Settler's ward anymore. We have no idea, save it be 7 families, who anyone is anymore. So crazy! Anyway, what a fun block party!


Mindy- I love to get on your blog and read your posts. I am always laughing out loud. I hope you don't mind me snooping on your blog.
Jackie (Sparks) Flaherty

Haueter Photography said...

You are always throwing fun ragers. I wanna live by you. Oh, I LOVE your hair. It looks so dang good. Miss all of ya!

caroline said...

looks a good ole time we missed! Sorry we didn't make it- Josh's teacher decided to visit us last!
Thanks for the invite!

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