Monday, May 26, 2014

It's a Luau!

We spent the day celebrating the cutest, sweetest (almost) 8 year old around!

Every Memorial Day weekend, my family gathers to celebrate Aubrey's birthday. Aubrey is my great niece, and I love her like one of my own children.  I spent a lot of time with Aubrey during her baby/toddler years, and she spent a lot of time at our house last year.  She is so beautiful and incredibly sweet, and I just adore her. We all do!

It was a beautiful day for a Luau!

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Even Liam dressed the part!

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The slip and slide kept the kids cool and occupied.

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There was delicious food and an ice cream cake!

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Aubrey eagerly opened all her gifts and seemed happy with each one!

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After cake and presents, it was time to bring out the pinata!

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After all the pinata fun, the boys invented a fun new use for the pinata rope! Thankfully, no visits to the ER occurred.

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We talked and played the day away.

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It was a perfect day, and Dylan, Lexie, Lily, and Liam's smiles said it all!

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The sun went down, and the party came to an end. Dylan went home with my sister and her family for a sleepover, and Lexie gathered her stuff for a sleepover with Aubrey.  We had a great day with some of the people we love the most!

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Happy 8th Birthday, Aubrey!  We love you so much!!!

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13 comments:

  1. What a great party! I love that you can do a luau for a summer birthday! We've done it for my girls before and it's so much fun. I love that your niece is so special to your family. I have a few nieces and nephews like that too. They are just a part of us. Hope you enjoy the rest of your long weekend!

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    1. Thank you! She is an awesome kid and we're so thankful she lives nearby again!

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  2. Looks like such a fantastic party and I love the luau theme - all of your kiddos looked adorable and happy as always!

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  3. What a fabulous party idea!! Looks like everyone had a blast!!

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  4. Slip and Slides are WAY too much fun! We've had a few of them and they are always a hit with the neighborhood kids. Adorable pictures of the kiddos! Love Lily's outfit!

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    1. Thank you! We buy one every year, too. The kids love them!

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  5. Happy birthday, Aubrey! What a fun party! The pictures are gorgeous, Stef!
    xoxox

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  6. So much fun!!!!! I love the theme...that pic of all the boys w. Liam!!! Melt my heart

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