Today was my aunt's 40th birthday. My grandma had a black, surprise 40th birthday party for her. I was put on cake detail. I made these cupcakes (thought the kids would like them) because she's "older than dirt".
I created a tombstone for her as well.
Not everyone in the family was able to make it to the party. The only kids that were there were my aunt's five kids & my four. They had a great time in the field next to grandma & grandpa's house. It reminded me of when I was a kid & we'd have a get together out at their house. I'm glad I don't have to worry about the canal (since they moved a few years ago) with Caleb (he's the one that would head straight for it I'm sure!).
The kids found all of the balls grandma had & started several rounds of dodge all. Brookelyn kept running out into their game. They were good sports to dodge her & she loved every single second of it.
Brookelyn LOVED the worm cupcakes:
Grandma busted out the left over bird houses from the reunion a few weeks ago & the let the kids paint. Just the big girls & Caleb wanted to paint. They had lots of fun though & now we've got a few more bird houses to add to our collection. I keep forgetting to buy some shelack when I go to Walmart. If' I'd clear coat them they'd last a long longer outside!
As usual, there was no shortage of great food or dessert!
It was fun to have a get together. I wish more in the family could have made it. I realized that my 40th birthday is now officially only eight years away! There's a scary thought! Not sure which thought is scarier, having all four kids in school full time or turning 40!