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The Petting Zoo Party!

23 Mar


We had Miss H’s big birthday party here today and it was great to see some many friends (and meet the parents of her school friends). Luckily, the weather improved and it was nice and sunny.



A few months ago, Miss H started talking about a sheep and a pig and a goat for her birthday and it never stopped so I knew I needed to figure something out. I stumbled across Squeals on Wheels and it turned out awesome! As I was confirming things with Squeals on Wheels, she decided she really wanted bunnies and a pig so we had an assortment of bunnies, ducks, chicks and a super friendly pot-belly pig.





Miss H got to go into the pen first and meet all the animals. I think she loved the baby bunnies. The ‘big’ bunny weighed more than she did 🙂


She had the option to stay in the pen or leave and she ended up staying in there for almost the full hour. All the kids were great with the animals and Tyler from Squeals on Wheels was so good with the kids.

Of course, no party would be complete without cake.


We got some more fun photos and then everyone headed home.





We checked out some more of our cool presents and then MIss H went to work on art projects (complete with her new fairy wings).



Bounce! Bounce!

15 Jul

We had our new home inspection on Friday and are waiting to hear back from the sellers about a few things. We were easily distracted from the home buying process this weekend because we were so busy with t-ball, my work picnic and two birthday parties.

Our little lefty is a switch hitter. We got a good laugh about her debating which side to hit from every time it was her turn.

After all that excitement, we headed to my over the top work picnic that was at Morven Park in Leesburg.

Besides having hammocks, great food, lots of different drinks, numerous popsicle stands, several bands and misting trees- there was a bunch of kid stuff. Miss H had a blast!

She even agreed to have her face painted.

After some pressure from Miss H, even Kerry participated in the glitter tattoos.

We had no trouble finding the grill.

Kerry got comfortable in the hammocks and enjoyed relaxing. He was a little disappointed that we found his hiding space 🙂

By the time we were leaving, Miss H had several glitter tattoos, more decorations on her face, she had glitter in her hair, had eaten a ton of food and was thoroughly exhausted.

To end the day, we headed to a birthday party at Bounce U in Rockville. Miss H was fully recharged from her nap and our little daredevil had a great time.

Kerry had just as much fun as Miss H on the giant slides. Plus, he spotted the hurricane machine.

We all slept really well after our super busy day. Miss H was thrilled that the birthday party today was at Sport Bounce in Ashburn. She was less than thrilled about the long car ride but liked the destination. More slides and lots of climbing!

Also, she introduced her friends to the hurricane machine.

The party was so fun! And now we need to figure out when we can go bounce again.


That was a busy weekend! Hope everyone’s weekend was fun!