We have wonderful friends.....let me start with that! See, I have this thing about me of underestimating how much time things take......
Fortunately I have friends that volunteer to help me all the time (I suppose over the years they've come to notice this "underestimating" trait in me!).
On our birthday Beth and Mindi jumped in to help and they came early to help us set up and unload the van. It was a tremendous help and things certainly would not have been ready on time without them - AND their wonderful kiddos!
Caleb was a gentleman and loved to help unload things from the van and carry them to the picnic table.....he's being trained well by his Daddy in what gentlemen do.
And our ever-faithful friend Livi helped both Caleb and Alethia get sprayed down with bug spray - a necessity in Texas even in April! In fact, Livi sprayed everyone I think! What a good friend!
Addi helped babysit baby Lincoln so that his Mommy could help set up. (Addi is one of the most mature and wonderful and responsible girls I know! She's an amazing person and has been that way since we met her 2 years ago.....another VERY faithful friend of the Skinners!).
Here are Livi and Caleb once he's been properly covered in bug spray and ready to commence with his Star Wars party!
And Jeremy, oh Jeremy, what a wonderful friend to both Caleb and Alethia. He's been so sweet and giving to both of our kids! He's so quick to share and to play things the way our kids want to play them....just a very sweet and respectful young man who we love very much!
What a blessing to have such wonderful friends showing us love before our party even started!