Autumn Birthday Party With Cousins

My kids love to go visit their cousins. They have been begging me to go on a day when the older kids are home from school so they can play with them. So we got to go to my niece’s birthday party on a gorgeous fall day.The kids dressed in costumes. My kids aren’t in this picture above. It shows my two nieces (on the right) and their neighborhood friends. Aren’t they all gorgeous?

I was awed that my sister, the artist, was willing to do and actually went through with having caramel apples.

Caramel apples?! with little kids!! She didn’t make them beforehand. She had the kids make them. Never in a million years would I want to do that at a little kid birthday party. It just goes to show how generous with her time, in case she had to clean up any sticky spills, and easy-going my sister is. And, on top of all this, the baby hadn’t gone down for a nap yet. I started feeling that maybe I am too fussy, too picky, and too uptight with what I am willing to let my kids enjoy.

The kids got to decorate pumpkins by cutting out facial features and sticking them on. That was a lot easier than carving them. If she had had 12 kids carve pumpkins I would have been very impressed!

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