Last week a bunch of the kid's friends moved out of student housing and on with their lives in various states and before we all left we had a last hurrah/early birthday party for Riley and Joe. Riley has been looking forward to having her buddies over for her birthday practically all year, and Joe insists that his birthday is the same day as Riley even though it is exactly a month after, so...2 birds, one stone. Riley and Joe have really missed their departed friends since then and I'm really glad they got to make a few more memories with their playmates they've spent so much time with this year.
|They painted frames which I put these party pictures in later to remember each other by.|
|They are very bad at "hide and seek" but they really, really enjoy themselves anyway.|
|Birthday candles! It was Riley's choice of yellow, rainbow cupcakes.|
Balloon tennis/sword fights, ring toss, painting project, hide and seek, duck duck goose and a whole lot of random in between. Oh, and juice boxes and cheetos. Epic, by Riley and Joe standards. It doesn't take much to make their day.