Rally Party

26 Mar

This past week-end was a non-stop birthday celebration for two of the sweetest girls I know.

It started on Saturday afternoon with a  rally race with all of their friends.  There were 10 clues (for the 10 years of the girl’s life), 2 chauffeurs, some bright yellow team head scarves and a lot of enthusiasm.

The 10 clues (which were hidden around the area)


The first clue read ” Go where you took your first breath of air”.  So off we rushed to the little small-town hospital where they were born.  The rest of the afternoon was busy passing by all the girl’s favorite spots from the last 10 years.  They had to climb to the top of an old tree in the park, walk along a river in the woods, go the the bakery, the gelateria, the local cow farm and all of our previous homes.

Some locals looked at us like we were absolutely nuts.  Others really played along and helped the kids search for clues (like the one that the ice cream guy hid and it took us over half an hour to find!).

Trampoline break in the middle of rally

In the end it took us almost 3 hours to finish the rally and all of the kids were so so happy.  They were always so excited to find each clue and figure out together what it meant and where they had to go next.  Afterwards we headed home for some well deserved cake (and a little prosecco for the parents).

When I tucked my girls into bed on Saturday evening one of them pulled me close and said ” Mama, that was the best afternoon of my life so far”.  Then other one then said “Me too Mama”.  


13 Responses to “Rally Party”

  1. efratadenny March 26, 2012 at 21:46 #

    nice series of photos..

  2. Tara March 26, 2012 at 21:57 #

    How lovely, Jillian! The party looked so special and FUN. The last part made this mama of twins tear up–what joy our children can bring us through such simple words and actions. What lucky girls you have.

    • jc March 27, 2012 at 13:57 #

      It was so much fun. Even for me! As a mother of multiples you understand that the birthday parties have to be extra special.

  3. cilia1 March 27, 2012 at 09:50 #

    amaai wat een superfeest voor de meisjes
    ik kan geloven dat het de mooiste dag van hun leven was
    en nu nog japan

    • jc March 27, 2012 at 13:59 #

      Het was echt een heel plezante dag. Mooi weer, lieve kinderen ijsjes, taart, cadeautjes. De meisjes waren HEEL blij.

  4. juliedekeyzer March 27, 2012 at 10:22 #

    Waw Jill the party looks lovely. Your kids are so lucky with a mother like you! It’s nice to see that some people still do great things for their kids in these times where nobody really takes time for their children anymore. I wish we could have been there for the party. Everything looks so beautiful. Congratulations!!

    • jc March 27, 2012 at 14:00 #

      Thanks Julieke. Wish you could have been here as well. Let’s celebrate all our b-days together this summer! xx

  5. grammao March 27, 2012 at 17:45 #

    first, how I wish I could have been there but your pictures and prose help us to enjoy it from where ever we are. Second, as I have told you for years, you have a business there – creating magical events.

  6. Sharon @ Discovering blog March 27, 2012 at 20:23 #

    Oh, that’s so sweet! What an amazing party, and it’s great that the girls loved it.
    How are you going to top yourself next year?? 🙂

    • jc March 27, 2012 at 21:23 #

      I was thinking the same thing Sharon. Maybe helicopter rides?

  7. Kat March 28, 2012 at 11:22 #

    that looks so fun! and the cupcakes bursting with color 🙂 i was writing a comment on your newest blog entry but for some reason didn’t appear. i’ll copy paste it here anyway:
    oh how beautiful your twins are! and unique! i love the photo with the pumpkins, haha. gosh I cant imagine how it must have been like being a first time mom of twins with the italian entourage and then now seeing them turn 10 (thats two numbers! thats a decade!).. well, happy happy birthday to your girls and brava to you Jill! they sure look happy 🙂

  8. Cath March 30, 2012 at 10:31 #

    Congratulations to your lovely girls on turning 10! And what an amazing treasure hunt – can’t wait until mine are old enough to do something like that!

    • jc March 30, 2012 at 16:47 #

      Thanks Cath. I still can’t believe it was a decade ago that I was holding 2 teeny weeny babies. Before you know it yours will be a decade old too!

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