Our middle grandchild Alexa is 14 years old today! It's really hard to believe, but then, I suppose all grandparents say that. On Saturday her parents had a huge bonfire birthday party for her at home with nearly 50 guests in attendance. They had a fire in the backyard fire pit, and guests roasted hot dogs on sticks (they tasted yummy, I might add). Guests picked up plates, sodas, buns, and condiments at a nearby table. After the hot dogs, they roasted marshmallows and made somemores! Oh, how that reminds me of my Girl Scout days when we used to do that at camp.
The birthday cake, at Alexa's request, was a stacked tower of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The kids in attendance especially loved that! And Mama didn't mind at all, because birthday cake can get messy, and it's hard to choose a flavor that everyone likes. With a variety of doughnuts, guests chose what they liked!
Below are a few photos of the festivities:
|The weather was perfect!|
|Hot dogs! Git yer hot dogs!|
|View from the back deck|
|Parents and kids alike enjoyed the fire pit|
|Getting ready to blow out her|
birthday candles on her "cake"
|Birthday girl opening her gifts|
Family is everything, and we all had a blast! Happy birthday, sweet Alexa!