Monday, July 30, 2007

The Water Park

Today was Bella's birthday extravaganza, a Day at the Water Park. Each of our children has had a water park party for their tenth birthday (all other birthdays are cheap fun at home). We're good now til Daisy turns ten in 2014.

Wow! Water slides, wave pools, hot concrete, baby pools, you name it, we did it.

We also did an easy picnic lunch for fourteen--a giant pasta, ham, and vegetable salad which I dispensed out of gallon ziploc bags into bowls, bread torn into chunks, and lastly cupcakes. Once the food prep work is done at home, so much easier than custom making sandwiches for everyone, working out of an ice chest for children who are antsy to get back to the slides.

We rolled home exhausted, but not hungry.

5 comments:

Scratchin' the Surface said...

Why on earth didn't I read this when my kids were turning ten, to save me the work of those birthday parties sitting in the middle of the floor of some fast food restaurant - yours sounds lovely. And smart.

Mrs MacKenzie said...

Alas all our birthdays are in winter so no water park birthdays for us! What a wonderful way to spend your birthday and what a great idea for a moveable feast. You have such wonderful food ideas - my family thinks so too as I have used quite a few of your recipes here at home as they are easy, filling and go a long way.

Cheryl (Copper said...

Sounds like a great day for Bella and the family! I love family outings.

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Sounds like a great day for Bella and the family! I love family outings.

We enjoy bringing our own food from home when we can, too. I've never thought of the simplicity of a hearty meat & pasta salad, though. Sounds great!

(sorry about the double comment - blogger sort of blinked and the first one went up unfinished - weird!)

Mrs. Bonnie said...

Fun! Happy Birthday Bella!

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