Mary Grace asked for a pirate party once again this year. Of course she did. And because we’re another year older and wiser, we decided to keep it low-key and stuck with a few of our favorites. Favorite kids. Favorite parents. Little structure. Lots of chaos. Fun all around. It was perfect.
There’s something about kid birthday parties that makes me delusional. I’ll think, “Hey! I can be crafty! The kids can be crafty! This will be totally fun!” Word to the wise: everyone should have friends who, without hesitation, take over the overly messy birthday party craft table. Sacrificial love, I’m telling you.
Though the joke was on us when Mary Grace was gifted this…
A parrot that repeats every word that comes out of her mouth. Twice. This thing has gone everywhere with us today. Meaning I have heard Mary Grace’s voice in triplicate all. day. long. Meaning I am officially taking applications for new friends. (Love ya, Jess.)
Oh and there was violence. No Allison party is complete without some violence! Swords for everyone!
This picture. These kids. Such a reminder of God’s faithfulness.
Tune in next year for what I fully expect to be Pirate Party, Take Three. At least we play the part well.