Sunday, July 29, 2007


I love work parties. I only know a couple of the people Andrew works with, so it's fun for me to meet the rest of them and to be able to put faces with the names he tells me about. Usually, Avery does a big Christmas party every year. This year they decided to mix it up and do a summer party instead. We had a really fun time.

The kids got fun prizes.

Sunglasses, hats, and bubbles.

They had a balloon artist.
What little boy doesn't love a balloon sword?
And they're so much safer than most of the
other things Brandon uses as a sword on a
daily basis. :)

A few of the employees volunteered
to do face painting. They did awesome!
Brandon wanted his entire face painted like a snake.

Whitney thought she looked like a princess.

It was raining when we first got there, but it cleared
up just in time for us to ride the little train.

It goes through a little tunnel and the kids
love to scream when we're in the dark.

And one of my favorite things about this park
where the party was held--they have a little
pontoon boat that takes you on a 20 minute
ride on the lake. It is SO beautiful and relaxing.
And this time we saw several herons on the shore
and there were fish jumping out of the water.

At the end of the party, we were the lucky family. Brandon won BINGO and got a $20 gift card to Wal-Mart. And then they had door prize drawings and Andrew won a $50 gift card to PF Chang's. Sweet--can't wait for that date night! It was a very fun Saturday.

We went on our weekly date afterward. Watched Shrek the Third at the dollar theater. It was ok. Had a couple good laughs, but not as funny as the others. Glad I didn't pay full price.


g & g hiatt said...

Whitney IS a princess; Brandon looks just the right amount of menacing, and the two of you with the Hawaiian leies (spelling?) are the epitome of romantic couples.
Thanks for sharing.

Natalie said...

Sounds like you guys had so much fun! I am going to definately have to check out this park sometime. Sounds awesome. And now I have some good ideas to bring to the table for our next company picnic. Thanks1

Amy said...

That looks like a fun company party. I like the idea of having it in the summer because there's plenty of parties during Christmas. Your kids are the perfect age for all of those activities. How fun!

Sandy said...

Looks like fun! What cool prizes for a company picnic, too -- free date dinner, can't beat that!

Ang said...

You're not lucky--you're just getting bishop blessings. A $50 gift card thrown your way every once in a while is a way to say thanks! (You know I'm kidding, right?) :-)