Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

It is my birthday today! My first ever as a "Mrs." with a new last name. So, to celebrate my first birthday, we invited friends to a local park to celebrate in kiddo style on Sunday. A very casual and easy event:

Food: Pigs in a blanket we made that morning (yum!), snack packs of chips, crudites, peanut m&m's, candy corn, organic soda and a delicious mint chip ice cream cake.

Decorations: Orange tablecloths, Halloween napkins, rubber rats, skeleton parachuters.

Activities: DIY balloon animals were a brilliant call by Margaret. We had a great time inventing descriptions to match our creations. I think we could have second careers if the new depression ends our dot com jobs! Of course, the Seward Street Slides were the main attraction. These super steep cement slides are a few stories tall and full of peril. Armed with a slip of cardboard and/or wax paper, we generated quite a bit of road rash!



















We made balloon animals and slid the afternoon away. What a fun way to ring in a new age and a new name!

PS: Angella found a great video of the whole slide process. You get a good sense of just how steep and fast they really are!

12 comments:

MissScientistSF said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like a fun day of celebration. Has Rob decided not to shave since the wedding? Looks like he is quite the mountain man, pretty sweet. Hope you have a fantastic day, eat lots of crossiants and lattes!

Molly said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Emily!! Glad you had a great day, sounds super fun!!

Victoria said...

Happy birthday! The Seward Street Slides look awesome. I love it.

Abbie said...

Happy birthday! The slide reminds me of the Howler we have here. Looks like you had a blast!

Petunia Face said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Emily! I've been meaning to take my daughter to this park...

Greeneyes said...

Happy, happy birthday!

Tanya said...

Happy birthday! I hope that you are able to spend the day with those you love doing things that make you happy!

Looks like you got a great head start yesterday :)

Susan said...

Emily...sooooo sad to have missed the party! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I have a little gift for ya! Let's get together soon!

100 Percent Cottam said...

happy birthday to you!!!

Amber said...

Happy happy birthday Mrs. Peters! I hope today is filled with everything posh and fab you love.

L. said...

Happy Happy Birthday, newly minted Missus!

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