Friday, July 18, 2008

A Few Days Away and Backyard Movie Night

We were able to get away for a couple of days to the Pinecrest Lake area.  I guess most of Turlock thought Pinecrest sounded like a good idea also because we saw two of our close neighbors who went there to camp and there were about six families from the church who had headed to the lake for a little vacation (although we didn't see all of them personally).  Fun times!
We headed home this afternoon to get ready for "Backyard Movie Night."   My youngest daughter and her friend planned the entire evening and all the kids on the block joined us.

Here's my daughter welcoming our next door neighbors.  She had them sign a ticket when they arrived for the raffle that would take place just before the movie.  She had four different movie candies that the winners could choose from.
My daughter and her friend thought of everything.  Although you can' t read these signs, they point the way to the food and drinks, and more importantly, the bathroom.
Don't let the older kids tell you that they don't like movie night!  :-)
With popcorn and lemonade in hand, we're almost ready for the movie.   These are just some of the children who run from house to house all day (and evening) long now that it is summer.
And what movie, you may ask, did we show?  Well, Alvin and the Chipmunks, of course, because kids just love to sing in their chipmunk voices.
It was refill time for some of the girls.  I have pictures of all of these girls from the time they were small.  I love that they are growing up together through the years.
As the movie was winding down, the kids were still glued to the screen.  Within a few minutes of the movie ending, they were all in the pool for one quick dip before heading home.

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