Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lola's First 6th Birthday

Lola's first 6th birthday this year was her Dunton birthday party.  Grandpa and Baba were back briefly before heading back out on their world tour, so we all gathered at their place to celebrate Lola.  We started the party off with a few rounds of charades.  Which, despite the fact that the room was full of Dunton's, we managed to play cooperatively and it was declared that friendship was the winner!
 Lola really enjoyed it, almost as much as Uncle Jon.

 Lola got to spend some time with her Aunt Jennifer.
And also got to spend some time with her almost official Aunt Amanda; Uncle Jon and Amanda announced their engagement at this gathering too and now the date has been set.   
After a whole afternoon of torture Lola was finally allowed to  her presents.  She was so happy with her new doll Lilly Ann.  Lilly Ann has a million tiny little pieces that we are constantly losing and trying to track down! Amazing!
The traditional Dunton birthday cake was delicious and exactly what the birthday girl had requested.  Grandpa and Baba rarely disappoint when it come to a birthday cake.

 It was a lovely afternoon and a great way to kick off Lola's 6th birthday celebrations!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Cottage Time

A whole lot of pictures and very few words; I'll do my best to explain, but there is just too much fun and too many good times from our latest vacation week at the cottage.

No cottage trip is complete without a board game or two.  Sarah introduced Lola to the world of 'Sorry"

The ladies love to puzzle and did they puzzle!

Lola's nail salon was open for business.

There were some silly times on the dock

And even more silly times on the boat.

And some silly times in the hot tub.

There was the traditional face painting morning.

The boys making salad.

Boat cruises to get french fries and ice cream with our friends.

Fishing for aligators with a piece of wood.  (I don't understand it either, but it kept them busy for hours)

The kids had their own Kids Home and made up their own rules.
I know the Rules
Rule #1 No hurting
Rule #2 Keep your hands and feet to yourself
Rule #3 In an hour we must have a dance party

There was swimming

Family tube rides.

And just lots of general fun.
Another amazing week at the cottage!