Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Gillen's Birthday

Gillen turned eleven on the eleventh, which happened to be the same day as the GA Unschoolers' not-back-to-school-party, held at a very cool pool. On his birthday eve, we were at Mindy's, which meant we were with some of his favorite people.

In addition to the yard sale-ing, Gillen got to teach Sophie to make a hemp friendship bracelet and she has agreed to help him lead the funshop at the Live and Learn Conference.They sure are some cute eleven-year-olds.Mindy made him a Mississippi Mud cake that was amazing. The next day, his actual birthday, we drove to the pool party with leftover cake and shared it with other appreciative unschoolers. This cake even has marshmallows!Below are a just a few of the unschoolers and their moms. Even dads showed up. That was cool.Here is what the place looks like as a whole. There is also an inside Olympic sized pool with diving boards.Gillen definitely had a good day.

10 comments:

denise said...

WOW! That is quite a big pool! Great spot for a party!

Kat said...

Hey...we must have just missed you! We were there earlier...and were leaving when we saw Robin walking in. There were ALOT of homeschoolers there!

Kat said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday to Gillen!

Vicki said...

Happy birthday, Gillen!!

~Abbiღ said...

Oh man, that does look like a lot of fun! Too bad we couldn't manage to get up there... I'm glad you guys had a blast, though!

In regard to the comment you made on my mom's blog, I'd love to show you guys how to make some of the bracelets I'm making! :) They're really easy to do, and really pretty.

As a last note, happy birthday Gillen!

Angie said...

Happy Birthday, Gillen! Wow - Sophie is a cutie.

Glad he had a great day:)

mindy said...

That picture of those two 11 year olds breaks my heart! I'm sorry we missed the party, it looks like you had a blast...hopefully we'll get to come to the next one.
Rock on GA unschoolers!

Kimba said...

Love the pictures. Loved seeing you and Gillen and Jesse at the pool. Loved getting a big hug from Gillen. Loved the party. Love appears to be all around me today.

Madeline said...

Kat, I can't believe we just missed you! It would have been fun to see you IRL, now that I know you.

Abbi, we would love to learn the bracelets! Thanks.

Dawn said...

A little late but...Happy Birthday Gillen!!

Looks like a great b-day and who doesn't like a pool party? :)