BPBPB4 – 2012

Baby Poeka Birthday Pool Bash 4 – 2012
Bubbles and Baths

Dear, Dear Friends and Family,

It was the most magical BPBPB ever!
With a freezing, howling wind the day before, we prayed and prayed for good weather. The reports said RAIN! And it rained all morning!

But as usual, anything is possible with the Poekies, and it became a heavenly afternoon.
This party was like a happy world inside a shiny bubble.
Just the way the Poekies like to celebrate life.

Thank you all for coming!
The Poekies, and their mommy

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There was so much to do, we made a map.
There was so much to do, we made a map.
One worker filling the pool in the rain. Everything was wet!
One worker filling the pool in the rain. Everything was wet!

 

The sky was still gray when the party started.
The sky was still gray when the party started.

 

Still, the pool was inviting.
Still, the pool was inviting.

 

Poekies love to swim,
Poekies love to swim,
and slide,
and slide,

 

 

and dive.
and dive.

 

The Slide Race.
The Slide Race.

 

Follow the Road, staying on that yellow road can be tricky,
Follow the Road, staying on that yellow road can be tricky,

 

but with a little attention, everyone can do it.
but with a little attention, everyone can do it.

 

Many Poekies were watching.
Many Poekies were watching.

 

They were sitting everywhere.
They were sitting everywhere.

 

With the Henna came the sun.
With the Henna came the sun.

 

An angel mom found a new calling.
An angel mom found a new calling.

 

Everyone loved her tattoos!
Everyone loved her tattoos!

 

Poekie bowling and bubbles blowing..
Poekie bowling and bubbles blowing..

 

Small bubbles, big bubbles.
Small bubbles, big bubbles.

 

This worker was working very hard,
This worker was working very hard,

 

and enjoying the results...
and enjoying the results…

 

half the size of this six-year-old!
half the size of this six-year-old!

 

Beach time at the party too.
Beach time at the party too.

 

Poekies only need a small beach.
Poekies only need a small beach.
A short break for some yummy food,
A short break for some yummy food,
or just being happy,
or just being happy,
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The Pancake Race.
In action.
In action.
The Balance Race.
The Balance Race.
This is serious business.
This is serious business.
Checking out all the different Poekies.
Checking out all the different Poekies.
There were some new species too, like these beavers.
There were some new species too, like these beavers.
The Projects.
The Projects.
Many different crafts, including decorating rollerskates.
Many different crafts, including decorating rollerskates.
Young and old made something.
Young and old made something.
Reading a dictionary?
Reading a dictionary?
No, it was to buffer the light breeze.
No, it was to buffer the light breeze.
for grinding the herbs for the scented bottle necklaces.
for grinding the herbs for the scented bottle necklaces.
A grandmother made something too.
A grandmother made something too.
Bubble bracelets took some effort to string.
Bubble bracelets took some effort to string.
but a chocolate-sprinkle sandwich delivery helps.
but a chocolate-sprinkle sandwich delivery helps.
Wool felted 'geodes.'
Wool felted ‘geodes.’
made with "troll-spit."
made with “troll-spit.”
The two craft workers come back from a henna break.
The two craft workers come back from a henna break.
Getting ready for a balloon ride.
Getting ready for a balloon ride.
The whole family participates.
The whole family participates.
These two sisters are happy to give their Poekies a ride.
These two sisters are happy to give their Poekies a ride.
Poekies love it.
Poekies love it.
Always amazed by the maze (based on the maze of Chartres).
Always amazed by the maze (based on the maze of Chartres).
But here it's the cheese-its that are the goal.
But here it’s the cheese-its that are the goal.
The Rollerskate Race.
The Rollerskate Race.
Yeah, the Poekies are still learning that difficult sport.
Yeah, the Poekies are still learning that difficult sport.
The Obstacle Course.
The Obstacle Course.
Difficult, but fun.
Difficult, but fun.
Here is the Spa.
Here is the Spa.
And the baths.
And the baths.
There were three scents, lavender, tuber-rose and mint.
There were three scents, lavender, tuber-rose and mint.
Poekie moms sitting around, watching their Poekies bathe.
Poekie moms sitting around, watching their Poekies bathe.
A good scrub and a good squeeze.
A good scrub and a good squeeze.
Then a rinsing shower.
Then a rinsing shower.
Finally the decorating.
Finally the decorating.
With ribbons.
With ribbons.
and sparkles.
and sparkles.
The Queen of the Spa.
The Queen of the Spa.
The party ends, three satisfied workers sitting in the sun.
The party ends, three satisfied workers sitting in the sun.

 

Many thanks to everyone who made the BPBPB4 possible:
Ayla, Nicole, Kayla, Jade, Zoe, Molly, Taya, Hannah, Scarlett, Sarah, Kelly, Mogens, Thomas, Dave and Tom.

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