We could have used our circus tickets for the following morning's show, but daylight found us fixated on Making Things Instead.
(Zeke chose to hold eggs, instead.)
What's better than a circus?! Dierdre's thirteenth birthday party, of course! Those of you who know Dierdre already know what a genuinely great girl she is. Those who don't, well, you know it now. :)
I'm glad my girls know her, and I'm glad her birthday is more fun than the circus. Also (ahem-- Justin, Evan, and other able cooks), I am very, very glad I had the excuse to eat barbarian food and seconds of the best frozen yogurt I'll ever taste. (A zillion times yummier than cotton candy.)
I brought my camera but only took a few pictures.
Lu watching the big kids play Spud:
Lu again, enamored with Dierdre's ducks:
Those selfsame big kids playing Spud:
Aidan, enamored with Dierdre's ducks:
Those Big Kids (and Debbie!) playing soccer:
The birthday girl, herself!
I think Luci must have had my camera for these two...
The fabled big boys join in for soccer at dusk: