Monday, July 27, 2009
On Saturday night we had our annual block party. The night consisted of eating, drinking, and fun for the kids. We started with a visit from our local fire department. The highlight was the kids getting to play in water that shoots out from the firetruck hoses. We rented a bounce house for the first time and it was like hiring a babysitter for the entire night. The kids jumped until about 11 PM. We had a Dora pinata that was about 3 feet tall. The very young kiddos refused to hit it because they were traumatized by "hitting and hurting" Dora. The older kiddos were thrilled to be able to hit a cartoon character that they were way too cool to be associated with. Our final planned activity was a Peppumber toss. My husband and I planted our first garden this summer with the kids. Our cucumbers cross-pollinated with our banana peppers and we grew a totally new vegetable - the peppumber. Since we had an entire bag of these unusual veggies, we decided to entertain the neighborhood by seeing who could throw them the farthest. The night was a hit and the kids are already talking about next year's block party.
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