A few years ago, I made the very grown up decision to have a jump house at every single one of my birthday parties until I am physically incapable of jumping anymore. Yes, I realize I'm a five-year-old, but this is my way of staying young and celebrating like we used to when we were kids. Besides, it's a great workout and an absolute blast!
This year was my 3rd annual jump house extravaganza. This year's theme was "Finding Nemo" (previous year's themes include "Toy Story" and "The Incredibles"). The celebration included snow cones, swimming, cupcakes, dancing, lots of food, laughing and bouncing our butts off!
I estimate I did a good 6.5 hours of jumping that day!
My mom jumped for less than 2 minutes before falling over. Jumping ain't easy!
Brendan and momma Nellie in the bounce house.
Corey getting his jump on.
My BFF Kari taking a break. Did I mention it was over 100 degrees outside? It felt like 120 degrees in the jump house!
Brendan and his adorable girlfriend Ellie. He already likes older women :)
And we only had to call the fire department & paramedics once!
Unfortunately this year, we had a jump house first. Our good family friend, Emily, was jumping her heart out, took a bad bounce, and dislocated her shoulder. It broke my heart to see her in pain, but I have a feeling the 12 firemen/paramedics that came made her feel better! I feel terrible about the jump house's first casualty, but thankfully Emmy is in good spirits. We're all wishing her a smooth and speedy recovery!
The gang chillin' in the backyard.
Corey and the snow cone queen, Katie!
Mr. Cool and Uncle Kyle
As usual, Corey ends up asleep on the floor with Mr. Colt.
All in all, it was another great birthday party. Definitely one for the books! I had such a great birthday weekend, and I thank my family and friends for making me feel so special. I am a lucky girl to have so much love in my life!