Saturday, December 3, 2016

Carson's friends birthday party

If you would have asked me what kind of birthday party Carson was going to have this year, a swimming party would not have been on my list.  Fortunately this summer he spent a lot of time swimming and overcame his fear of water.

Ever since then, he loves diving under the water to see how long he can hold his breath.  So, when I suggested a swimming party, he jumped at the idea.

We reserved a party room at the South Jordan Rec Center and invited a few friends from school and family friends to the party. There was a total of 6 friends plus siblings swimming. Todd's two sisters also came to help keep an eye on the kids while they were playing in the water.

The party itself was fun for the kids. We usually don't go swimming in the winter, so it was something the kids were looking forward to.

We let the kids swim for about 40 minutes while we waited for our room to become available so we could set up. The decorations were simple and I didn't have to plan any games. I loved that part of it.

We had a chocolate and vanilla cupcake minion cake and served several other snacks to go with it. The timing was perfect. We got the kids out of the water just as the lifeguards whistled for everyone to get out of the pool for one of their rotations.

Playing in the water made the kids hungry so they were all ready to get out and eat some treats. Everyone was cold and wet so it took a few minutes for the party to get underway.  After Carson opened his presents they all got back in the water until it was time for them to go home.