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could've had two full weekends

Original weekend plan: drive to topeka for my niece's first birthday, yay! But we got a text from my sister that the party was off, poor baby has a stomach bug and was throwing up everywhere. So send them good thoughts. Of course, as I told her, I've thrown up on my birthday before and that's when we know the party is going great.

New weekend plan: Well there's other birthday parties all the time!

First we went to Wichita's Chalk Art Festival - an annual event where you bake in the sun for art. It's half fun, half miserable, but kids tend to remember the fun and I want to support it so off we went.

Photo gallery... here's the 2yo in an airplane I made:

The whole thing is a benefit, and there was a tent making balloon animals for donations. 5yo wanted a pink puppy. I also asked them to make one for her little sister so we wouldn't have a fight, I said "It can be really simple, she'd practically be happy with a snake."

The balloon animal lady replies, "Oh we make a really fantastic snake!"

I said, "Uh... I would hope so?"

But no seriously it had eyes and kinda coiled and everything so okay, there is some style to a balloon animal snake!

And finally Josie randomly decided to draw a big Totoro that I thought was adorable:

After chalk art fest we went to a friend's fifth birthday party... as I mentioned, there's a kid birthday every weekend, with my niece's party moving to next weekend all it's doing is making us miss a different set of kid birthdays here.

And at night, the YMCA was having a kid pizza party that they do every other weekend and marc and I were actually sad that we were going to be out of town and couldn't take advantage of it to have a date night. With the new plans, date night was back on! We went to the movies and saw Trainwreck and it was funny - not enough of a romantic comedy spoof, it was more of just a romantic comedy. But worth the tickets, we had fun.

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( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 2nd, 2015 04:38 pm (UTC)
Totoro! I love it.
Aug. 2nd, 2015 05:53 pm (UTC)
Totoro is awesome; Josie clearly has good taste in animation :)
Aug. 2nd, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
That Totoro drawing is fantastic! Go Josie, go! And I love the snake. ^_^
Aug. 2nd, 2015 08:41 pm (UTC)
Is that bake in the sun a safe thing for kids!? I mean the heat could be really bad for them. I went out today to send something and was out for like few minutes, the heat got me so bad that I had a headache for the rest of the day!
Aug. 2nd, 2015 08:59 pm (UTC)
yeah, you have to watch kids... they'll get whiny and angry and can't verbalize why, so as the adult you have to say "you are dehydrated" or "you are hot go play in this fountain" or "you need more sunscreen".

luckily my tolerance for the sun is low enough that I have no intention of pushing them. I'm not even sure we made it an hour.
Aug. 3rd, 2015 02:07 pm (UTC)
I love your toddler chalk plane. I'm going to do that for Alice. She'll go nuts.
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