I was thinking of what games to play and such to keep the kids entertained. Then I just decided to rent a bouncy-house-thing from someone down the street. I don't know why that came to mind, but it was so perfect! Especially in my super-busy life right now. It was $150, which is a lot, but they set it up, took it down, and other than that, we only bought ice-cream cones for all the kids, and it wasn't so bad. I figured it would count for Charlie's birthday too. Plus, the kids all got to play on it like crazy and loved it so much! I wondered if they'd get bored, but not at all. They just kept going in a circle; up and down, up and down. I'm sure they were totally worn out after the party! There were some side games like freeze tag and Dallas throwing kids down the slide if they wanted it.
Then we had cake and blew out the candles just with our family at night. Aunt Stephanie sent a box of the cutest girly things! It made ME so excited! I'll have to get a better picture closer up, but this is a darling lady-bug dress, and an adorable locket, with cute bracelets and bows to go with it! She loves it! And we love Aunt Stephanie!!!
Had a fun day at the Biopark on his birthday, but Pat couldn't come :(. We are so dang busy, there was not other time, so we just had to go.
Funny note: Charlie's brothers are about to dance in the talent show and Charlie has learned the dance pretty good himself. Too bad he's not in it! He's the cutest of all, and a surprisingly good dancer! But he had his first prayer in primary yesterday, and although he says prayers really well at home, he wouldn't do it in primary, so I doubt he'd ever dance in front of people. When my friend Theresa called him up to say the prayer, she said he walked up like he was going to his death; like someone had asked him to walk the plank. His face can be so funny. But he is slowly coming out of his shyness and that's hilarious too, when he does something crazy and unexpected.
Then a package came from Aunt Stephanie, Uncle T, and June!!! She's aware that we hope to see the Lego Batman movie sometime and got him this really cool Lego Batman costume! He wears it all the time. Best ever!!!