After everyone was tired from swimming and it was starting to get dark we headed back inside. I had everyone put on their pj’s and sat them down to eat. We had Subway subs, fresh veggies and chips.
Adeline is never camera shy and so photogenic.
Do you know the history behind a lei? Per the internet: The lei custom was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by early Polynesian voyagers, who took an incredible journey from Tahiti, navigating by the stars in sailing canoes. With these early settlers, the lei tradition in Hawaii was born. Leis were constructed of flowers, leaves, shells, seeds, nuts, feathers, and even bone and teeth of various animals. In Hawaiian tradition, these garlands were worn by ancient Hawaiians to beautify themselves and distinguish themselves from others. There are a couple of “unspoken rules” one should know when receiving a lei for the first time. A lei should be a welcomed celebration of one person’s affection to another. Therefore, always accept a lei, never refuse. The proper way to wear a lei is gently draped over the shoulders, hanging down both in front and in back. It is considered rude to remove a lei from your neck in the presence of the person who gave it to you, so if you must, be discreet.
Look how cute she looks!
After we ate it was time to open presents. Lily got lots of cool stuff this year!
And of course I never fail to have a craft project for them to do. This time we are going to paint! They totally recognized the heart shapped containers from a project we did back on 2/4/11 (click here). You can’t get anything by them!
I had each girls first inital and had them paint it however they wanted.
I even got in on the action.
After we finished I took them outside and spayed on a clear coat. When I was taking this picture I said “Wait… who is Carl?”.
Next up was a game of Twister. Who doesn’t love twister? I didn’t realize until I looked at the picture that Cameron had her right and left confused.
Next thing we did was cake. Here is the cake that I had to charm HEB to make last minute for her! The original design was for Dora The Explorer but I knew Lily didn’t want anything to do with that so I added the Hawaiian people when I got home.
Aren’t they just so cute?
I had JP pose with them. Looks like Adeline is the only one that noticed the open flame.
Time to light the candles… doesn’t she looks so happy?
Then we sang Happy Birthday and she blew out the candles.
She got all but one of them pretty quick.
But wait… how did that happen? The candles re-lit themselve.
Before I cut the cake I asked each one what part they wanted. We don’t really follow the rules to closely around here. They all chose different parts of the cake and I was totally ok with it. Silly girl!
Even sillier girls! I fully believe you should let children have as much fun as possible! Where else can they get cake all over their face on purpose and not get in trouble?
After all the fun I made a nest for the girls and had them all lay down to watch a movie. I didn’t want to show them a current movie because I want them to learn about all of the good 80’s/90’s movies that they have never seen. I let them chose between The Sandlot, Adventures In Babysitting or My Girl. Can you guess which one they choose?