Sunday, September 27, 2009

Orphaned Pictures of the Week, Episode Two.

AJ’s THIRD Birthday Party was last week, and as my camera battery was dying a very quick and painful death, so I got hardly any pictures.

(Which, for me, means approximately five times more pictures than a normal person with a full battery would have taken.)

But I did manage to get the gorgeous birthday girl:

IMG_3774Who is quite grown up compared to her birthday last year:

Ali and AJ shared their customary swing ride,IMG_3781

And Luke and Ali chatted quite a bit:IMG_3756
In fact, from the way they were acting, I’m suspicious that they might have been at AJ’s birthday party – you know – together.

On their second date.IMG_3758

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Of course, everyone got a little messy:


AND everyone got party favors. Which meant that you could see Moms all over the pavilion trying to teach their kids how to eat pixy sticks without licking the wrapper and jamming it up:


Friday night, we went to the Annual Greek Festival. The only downside to going to New York last week was that it cut my typical number of visits to the Greek Festival from four down to one.

But we had a delicious meal, and Ali was mesmerized by the dancers: IMG_3786
She watched and she begged to get on stage:


But I had to explain to her that since I wasn’t sending her to Greek School, she couldn’t dance with the other, “more Greek” kids.

However, the vendors WERE selling the Greek Jingly Dancing Skirts, so guess what Ali’s souvenir was???IMG_3791 She was QUITE thrilled. She jingled and jangled all the way home.

And she also found a new use for the bracelet in her party favor baggy:

IMG_3793 Ahhh yes, the good old days of The Choker. Reminds me of High School.

When we got home, Ali showed off her New Greek Dancing Skillz:IMG_3796 IMG_3797 IMG_3801


This year: Gymnastics.

Next year: Greek School.


Anonymous said...

Yep, I love the orphaned pictures and the Greek Festival ones are great. Glad ya'll had a good time, sure could use some Greek food.

Shellym said...

Of course, I love Ali's I heart NY shirt. But, I'm just curious where you found those adorable little shoes she is wearing. We're coming up on my least favorite time of the year for Maddie - time to buy new shoes. I need all the help I can get.

Christen said...

You can really tell from your pictures that it was HOT at AJ's birthday party, but the kids didn't seem to mind at all!
I didn't even want to attempt to teach Luke how to eat a pixy stix, so I ate them :)
Ali's Greek dancing skirt is really cute...maybe she can be a Greek dancer for Halloween!

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