This was, by far, the largest party Mikayla has ever had, 13 being a pretty monumental birthday. So, when she requested an inflatable water slide I was only too happy to make it happen.
Little did I realize the damn thing would be this enormous!
You'll notice the dead queen palm tree. Just more evidence of the exceptionally cold winter we had up here in North Florida.
Becau$e a water $slide tend$ to be quite expen$ive I kept the cost of the party down by not serving actual food.
Wait. That made it sound like I served them crap on crackers or something, but no, I just kept it to light munchies. Chips, pigs in a blanket(s) and a fresh fruit cocktail I made and put into a hollowed-out watermelon. Please, if I ever get the idea to try and be creative with a knife again, implore me to drop the idea. I suck at it. My "basket" looks like it's lined with jack-o-lantern teeth.
Jagged fruit aside, the party was a smashing success. About 16 bikini-clad teens in my back yard, squealing constantly while flying down the slide. What impressed me so much about these girls is that none of them seemed put- out by 4-year-old Gianna and 3-year-old Jasmine, that wanted to be escorted down the slide. Many of them pitched in with nary a complaint.
Look at my Poopy Pants in her 'kini!
Some slide video...
Mikayla's biffle, Katy.
There goes Alexa, catching some air!
Jessica on the left, Mikayla holding baby Jasmine on the right.
At one point Jimmy started filling bowls with ice water and threw it on the girls as they came down the slide. I got some pretty cool shots of flying water.
Of course there was cake.
And presents! Mikayla made out like a bandit with tons and tons of gift cards. Yay! Shopping!
That night, Mikayla went home with Jill to spend a few nights and met up with us yesterday at my brother's house for my nephew, Jonny's graduation party. I don't think I ever showed you any of the pictures from the play of his I went to months ago, so I'll throw some in here now.