Each party has similar elements to it. We all gather outside of our house where we have a hammerhead turnaround. Then we sit and chat while the kids play. Ben or I fire up the grill and dinner is served. We all bring different things and get full on all sorts of goodies. The evening highlight is always the "talent show." The kids put together a show for the adults. Some of the talent includes lip-syncing, dancing, skits, "commercials," and choreographed martial arts. Some of the bits are put together moments before they happen, but there are also some that have been rehearsed for weeks beforehand.
I love this annual celebration. It's such a fun way to start and end the summer. We have great neighbors and not everyone knows their neighbors. I am thankful God has placed us on this street with these people. The boys next door are such a huge part of our kids' lives and make summer fun. It would be hard if Kynzi and Karston were the only kids on this street. Of course, there will be 2 more kids on this street for next years' celebrations!!
This year the boys did a "fashion" show.
Kynzi sat down with Alexis, the youngest and newest member of our street family.