one would think that since jovie finally started day camps I woulda updated this thing.
one would think.
we did have a good birthday. The Mr. remarked that this was probably the most “exciting” birthday she has had in terms of truly enjoying and emoting about her gifts and the day in general.
we were lucky enough to find yet another performance on her birthday. we went back to the Center for Puppetry Arts (of which we are now members) to see Click Clack Moo. she definitely enjoyed it, but WE enjoyed it immensely too. seriously, if you are reading this near the ATL area- you should go! anyone who visits should go too. The Mr. and i even think you wouldn’t need a child to enjoy it. (but that was fun!) afterwards, we broke tradition of going Mexican and went to a “fancy” restaurant that had a pasta bar. she felt so grown up!
watched a movie, went swimming & then had appetizers for dinner (maybe a new tradition?).
she was so excited about what we gave her…. the tent really made her day. and so for 3 days straight we did little parenting!
then of course was the rainbow party. it was a fairly small affair. though it was exciting that her 1st grade teacher stopped by! her friends were very thoughtful and generous in their gifts and she really has enjoyed all of them! gramma & grampa gave her her ‘most favoritest books ever”. [in the Whatever After series]
it all was a whirlwind and we were so glad to see her enjoy so much of it.
just a few photos because y’all don’t know what a SEVEN (????) year old looks like:
a homemade strawberry cake that will make the rounds again!
in other news, she has been in camps (finally!) and has enjoyed them a lot. she took a swim/art camp with her friends. last week she was in a full-on art camp and she produced some really fun work! our mantle is now littered with all of her art. (for now).
a la picasso. how fun is that?
and this week she’s in dance camp. then guess what? SCHOOL. NEXT. WEEK.
second grade???? therein ceases all of my expertise!
last but not least, she is looking forward to a “surprise trip” after camp on friday. we will haul out at noon and jet off to charleston to see Becky & Ansley (and jimmy! (: ). we were supposed to do this the first weekend school got out, but unfortunately i got inexplicably sick and jovie handled that disappointment like a champ!!!
she doesn’t know where we’re going, but she is so hoping it’s to see Ansley. in fact in June she asked where we were supposed to go. she handled a lot of disappointment that week so i didn’t want to tell her. her words “well, if we were going to see Ansley, don’t tell me because then i would be REALLY sad”
hopefully i can post about all the fun of friendship when we return. she’ll be in school y’all!!! again- SECOND grade.