Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Birthday Surprise & FUN

This past weekend we drove the 5 1/2 hours down to southeast Texas to attend my twin nieces' birthday party, but they didn't know we were coming. We arrived about a half hour before the start of the party. The twins were already out playing in the bounce house that was set up in the backyard, so I snuck out the back door to surprise them. Robbie was watching out the patio doors and captured this great series of photos.






Of course I had to get in on theFUN  in that bounce house and all three of my nieces wanted to slide down with me!


Did you notice we were all wearing FUN socks?
And since I shared a photo of having my hair done last month, I thought it only fair that I share this photo of my Pun'kin Natashia braiding my hair so I could have more FUN! It certainly made it easier to climb around the bounce house with my hair out of the way!

In my quest to cultivate a spirit of play (as Stacy Julian suggested in her presentation at Play! in Anaheim), Pun'kin Natashia and I skipped to the end of the driveway (and back!) to check out her new vehicle.


Of course the best part of the weekend was getting to spend time with Robbie. We've always enjoyed road trips, even very quick ones, and this trip was no exception. I also truly appreciate his willingness to capture all these FUN photos and to spend eleven hours on the road (half of it in the pouring rain) just so we could celebrate two beautiful girls turning nine-years-old!
What did you do to cultivate a spirit of play and add more FUN into your life this past weekend?

13 comments:

S said...

It looks like you had lots and lots of playtime - what a fun trip. We managed a bit of fun ourselves this past weekend - and it certainly does motivate us when we get back. Hope you have a great week!

Ellyn said...

what a fun weekend! Love the socks & happy birthday pretty girls! Fun, hmmm does packing boxes count? No, probably not.

Debbie P said...

I adore all of these photos Melissa!
It does look like you all had so much FUN!

Frances W. said...

Your Pun'kin has a car!!?? I feel so A G E D. Love you and Robbie!!!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh that does look like fun! Love the socks and those photos and smiles :) Wookie and I like driving and going places too - lots of hanging out time in the car.

scrappyjacky said...

That looks so much fun!

Cheri said...

What a great surprise! How old is Natashia? Sarah was only 3 when her twin sisters were born, but boy do I remember those skinny gangly days! :)

Jane said...

wonderful photos they obviously adore you.

Karen said...

Oh, my! These definitely capture the spirit of FUN!

Sian said...

I think they'll always remember you turning up like this. That's special.

Jimjams said...

I love the joy in this post - and those fabulous socks!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Loved catching up with you today. What fun, colorful photos!
You look great!
Rinda

Alison said...

Just catching up Melissa??what a FUN post..a wonderful collection of pics!
Alison xx