Gerry's birthday was on July 23rd. He mentioned wanting a pool party a couple of months before his birthday and we encouraged this idea. Marisol's birthday is 3 short weeks before his and I'm still usually recovering from her birthday bash! Pool birthday parties are fun and easy and they are perfect for July. Part of me worried a bit that he would feel like he was getting the short end of the stick, but in the end everything worked out perfectly!
One of the coolest things is that Gerry took his arm floaties off and started trying to swim! What a cool milestone for his 6th birthday.
Marisol took the swimming test so she could go off the diving board.
That night the kids jumped on the trampoline with neighbor friends. Gerry shares his birthday with our neighbor, Lindsay. She turned 13 years old. They shared cupcakes with us. What a sweet day!
It was such a great day. The best part was having such a great group of friends there for Gerry and reconnecting with friends from our old neighborhood. We even had friends there who have lived in Saudi Arabia for the past two years! It has worked out the past 2 summers that they were here visiting - so they actually haven't missed a single one of his birthdays since we've known them. Also, they gave us the good news that they are moving back to the area - what a great birthday surprise!
Needless to say, both kids were tired at the end of this day. And I was psyched to conclude another round of July birthdays. The next day we had to pack up for our summer trip to NY. So it worked out perfectly to celebrate on Gerry's birthday - a Thursday. Hip hip hurray for fun Birthdays!
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