The whole plan for the party was that Ainsleigh and Annabelle, and their little friends, would enjoy their birthday present that Daddy built: a new sandbox. Bobby finished it 30 minutes before the party. 1,800 pounds of sand and a quick coat of paint in the dark the night before, and Voila!, a new, enormous (perfect for our family) sandbox.
They loved it. They rolled in it, experiemented with it in their hair, sat and let the sand roll through their fingers....
If you couldn't tell, this was a pseudo fabric-themed party. It started with the fabric invitations, then fabric garland, and then layering of fabrics to create a tablecloth. (It was a blast throwing fabrics and patterns together!)
Thanks to all of you that ate ice cream in the cold. (It was my first time making vanilla bean ice cream. If you make ice cream, you've got to try this recipe!)
Happy birthday to two busy little girls who bring so many smiles to our family. It is hard for me to believe that they started out on this earth at 3 and 4 pounds. They have quite the story to tell about their lives so far.
We love you so much!
(I will be tallying the most recent number of boxes going to 2-3 locations in Japan this morning. AND I have more photos from Sachiko of your boxes. Those will be going up on Flickr after breakfast.)
the sleepy time gal