Sunday, September 7, 2008

Block Party!

This afternoon our neighborhood had our annual block party. I'm so tired I feel like I've been run over by a truck! Don and I are always put in charge of games--which is the highlight of the party for the kids!
We did:
Hula hoop contest (which Teddy ALWAYS wins). He can literally hula hoop for hours.
Then there was water balloon toss--which is hands-down the kid favorite! My boys spend a good part of the morning filling them up. I'm not kidding when I say there were hundreds!
Then there was the egg on a spoon race.
With a lot of this all over the street when it was over!
And the local fire department brought a truck over for the kids to play on.
Pickle does the fire helmet and pearls very well!
Here she is on the truck:
And finally--this child was carrying around the largest cup I have ever seen! Does anyone need this much beverage??
I'm going to crawl off to bed now--but I also want to say thank you for all the sweet words about poor Bunny Dumpling--I really appreciate it!!


Ronda's Rants said...

Gosh...I want to live on the street where you live...but then I would be the blogstalker!
Looks like a lot of fun was had by everyone!

Lori said...

What FUN! These days, whenever I see one of those red-carpet events where the buzz is all about what the celebrities are wearing, I half expect to see Pickle smiling for the cameras in her latest stunning outfit.

CaraBee said...

I wish our neighborhood had a block party and you were there to organize the games!

Candid Carrie said...

You make me wish I had a 'hood again.

We left a great neighborhood behind and came to a property that is still an a neighborhood but very isolated. I have literally no neighbors even though we are surrounded by them. The only houses meeting our property have bachelors.

I miss women neighbors that hug you and notice your hair is just a slighly different shade than the last time.

I miss women neighbors that say "I love what you did with your gardens this year."

I miss women neighbors that nod knowingly when your husband is trying to do something without reading the directions.

I DO NOT miss other women's children at all hours of the day collecting at my house and eating my snacks and using my bathroom.

Whew. Great post and if I was going back to a 'hood I would wanna be in your 'hood and your children could come in and eat and pee and I wouldn't care.

Brittany said...

Holy crap,that cup is huge! I hope there wasn't soda in it, he would be awake bouncing off the walls and peeing for days!

leezee52 said...

fun fun fun!

Ann said...

This looks like a great time!
I bet you're exhausted.

(And, I'm so sorry to hear about Bunny Dumpling. You were an angel for rescuing her.)

Elfie33 said...

That looks like tons of fun, I wanna live where you live.


That cup is almost as big as that kid! Looks like fun!

Brenda said...

Fun party! Stop by for an award on my blog!

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

Oh what fun -- Wish we lived by yall. They don't have nothing like that here. I love the water ballons. Much Love to yall!

Kelly said...

How wonderful your neighborhood does a yearly block party!!! It looks like the kids had a lot of fun...Pickle was way too cute on the firetruck!!

Emiline said...

Looks like fun!

I haven't tried a hula hoop in ages.

Aubrey said...

We have a block party but it isn't nearly as cool as yours! Looks like a blast!

Sorry to hear about your bunny.

Shannon said...

See? Another reason I want you to adopt me ;)

noble pig said...

OMG Pickle and the Pearls...just adorable, she's a living doll.

Kori said...

you are so lucky to live in such a neigborhood! It sounds like a great time, and as always, I LOVE the pics.