Sunday, May 03, 2009

We Survived the Tie Dye Party!

Yesterday was Gillian's 8th birthday party.

The kids all had a fabulous time!

Gillian really wanted a pinata, so we figured out a way to hang it in the garage. It had some cones on it, and after it broke the kids each grabbed one. Ryan immediately put his on for a hat.

The kids had a really good time dyeing the shirts, and they're so proud of what they made!

(I'm not putting pictures of the other two girls because I don't have their parents' permission.)

It turned out to be really awesome that only two other kids came, because I don't know if I could've handled more then four kids doing tie dye at once. LOL!

Here are the shirts that the kids did, plus one of mine (the blue one at the top):

Here's Gillian in one of her shirts:

The part that wasn't cool was that only 2 girls showed up out of the 9 that we invited. People around here don't understand "R.S.V.P" apparently, which does NOT mean "call if you're going to come but ignore if you're not." Then again, it could also be that the kids didn't pass the invitations on to their parents.

Isabel gave Gillian a huge set of sidewalk chalk, and this morning Gillian made this on the chalk board (it's wet wet *wet* outside):

Pretty good job, huh?


A few posts ago I put some pictures of the Amaryllis, and it turns out it's *not* an Amaryllis, it's a Hippeastrum. I put some of the pollen on the stamens, and it's looking like we're going to get seeds! I'm so excited.


I finished my Monkey socks with about 4 yards total left from both balls, so it was a little tense toward the end. :-) They're on my feet so I'll try to get some decent pictures in the next day or so.

I hope all of you have had as good a weekend as we have!


Marianne said...

Sounds and looks like it was a great birthday party... Happy Birthday Gillian!
Those shirts are awesome! no kidding, put those kids to work ;^), sell them, they really are that good!
Yes, it IS rather wet... soggy!

Grandmavickey said...

Hi there all. Great blog and entry about the birthday party. I love the pictures of the kids. I'm sorry about the ones who didn't come. It looks like a lot of work and expense.

knitalot3 said...

Happy Birthday! Love the cake and the shirts.


Lisa Boyer said...

Happy 8th Birthday, Gillian. Your shirt came out great! Mom did a wonderful job.

ann I am said...

What lucky kids to get to tie-dye at a party--cool idea!!