Thursday, July 2, 2015

Little Party Never Killed Nobody...

As busy as our girls have been with VBS and Zoo Camp and being active little people, their parents have done a good job of staying entertained, too. We got to check out the Beer Exchange in Kalamazoo with Aunt Nichole, Aunt Bridget, Almost-Uncle Ryan, and Joe. It was the best concept for a bar/restaurant - every fifteen minutes the price of beer changes based on demand and occassionally the market crashes and everything drops to it's lowest price for five minutes. The food was good and afterwards we walked around downtown Kalamazoo which is cooler than we expected. We're hoping to make a return trip in the future.
Aunt Sue and Uncle Ron came to town for a few days so we were happy to be able to catch up with them...after they read their quota of stories to the girls!
Aunt Nichole also planned a bachelorette party for Aunt Bridget who is getting married in 9 days!
It was a fun time and Aunt Nichole did such a good job making it classy and cute with the beach theme. Bridget played a question game during the party-Ryan was asked questions before hand, she was asked the same questions at the shower. Each question she got right she took a rubber band off an envelope that had a gift card in it. Each question she got wrong, she had to put another piece of bubble gum in her mouth. She ended up with 10 pieces of gum and was barely able to open her mouth.
The next day, Mommy and her four sisters went pottery painting together. Aunt Bridget is very artistic so it was the perfect way to wrap up her bachelorette party. Mommy, however, is barely good for rolling paint on a wall...she made a butter dish and is praying that with all the advice from her sisters it somehow comes out presentable.
After pottery painting, we went to dinner with Sarah's parents, Tim, and Uncle John and then all played laser tag. Even Grandma had fun!
And then THE NEXT DAY, we all got together again for a cousin's wedding and posed for pictures together. Because we were all dressed up and it seemed like the right thing to do.
AND THEN THE NEXT DAY...guess what happened. We got together again. This time for Aunt Annette's baby shower. She doesn't know what she's having and every time Mommy tries to feel the baby move in Aunt Annette's belly, it curls into a still, little ball. And then it laughs.
The shower was children's book themed and everyone brought books for Baby Hrywna to read with Mommy and Daddy Hrywna very soon.
Aunt Nichole and Grandma Wellman
Girls with their cousin Eva
And to add to Baby Hrywna's home library even more, the shower guests broke into groups to write stories on blank board books.
Grandma Kramer's sisters helped her write a book about how much Grandma loves you - complete with a lipstick kiss!
Between Aunt Bridget's wedding and Baby Hrywna's arrival, Sarah's side of the family is rapidly expanding. But there's always enough love (and goofiness) to go around.

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