Today’s forecast was 20% chance of rain with a high of 96.
Today Reese and I had a joint birthday celebration…her 3 mine 30!
The party was to start at 4:00. We rented a Princess bounce house with a slide and 30 chairs for guests to sit on outside. We put a tent up, a stereo, and a table outside. We decided to put one of the tables and several chairs inside once we realized how hot it really was…hard to breathe hot! We also decided to keep all of the food inside so people could have a reprieve from the heat.
At 3:45 that 20% chance of rain turned in to 100% chance of a major thunder and lightening storm. The wind started to blow so hard it was like a tornado wind. Lance ran out to get the stereo equipment. We turned the power off to the jumpy for fear of it being damaged. The tent became drenched with water and began to sag. The chairs were soaked. The table cloths flew away. I am pretty sure it was lightening in our backyard. Trees fell over in the neighborhood. And then the power went out! For almost two hours. We had the entire party in our house with no power. It was hot!!! But we had a great time visiting with all of our friends and family. And the kids certainly did not seem to notice.
Reese ran around all party with our sweet friend Maddie. She said that Maddie was her big sister.
At bath time I asked Reese what her favorite part of her party was and she said opening presents. All of the kids loved that part!
She got some great gifts and her friends were soooo generous!
Aunt Becky, Aunt Leah, and Su-Su gave Reese a soccer goal, ball, socks, cleats…the whole soccer works. She looked so cute in her cleats!!
And Sam spent most of the party looking like this. I think he was completely over stimulated, tired, teething, and needy.
Even though the party did not go exactly as we had planned it was a great time with all of our friends and family! We are so grateful to everyone who was there to celebrate with us!! Thank you so much!!