One year it was rain, another it was a tornado watch. Our block parties have not always been so successful. But this year's was great! The street was closed off. Most of our near neighbors brought their chairs and dishes to share right out in the street (my poor Levi was quite confused the next day about not being able to play in the road again!) We had bubbles, rocketing balloons, water fights...and a bike parade. These are the attempts of a mom to make their bikes into "airplanes"...all while holding a squirmy 10 month old and trying to keep a 2 year old from drawing all over himself with permanent marker. :) It was fun!
I never realized we had sooo many young children on our street until I saw them all in one place. I'm hoping for a chance to reach out to some of these "fellow-mommy's" especially now that my life is becoming a little more settled (sort of)! It's amazing how close we live to our neighbors in proximity without actually being a part of one another's lives. Such is our modern culture with our busyness and capability of going everywhere else for friendships outside of our neighborhoods. I envision having a neighborhood Bible study or after-school kids' club someday...someday - if that's part of God's plan for our family.