Finley & Flora Share A Party!

FinleyBdayFinleyBdayFloraTonight we celebrated our Finley’s sixth birthday with an awesome pool party with family and some great friends. While she won’t be six until next week, we thought it would be wise not to have a party the first week everyone has to wake up at the a** crack of dawn as the new school year cranks up.

As Jen and I thought we were being clever, what we didn’t know and what you can’t see in the pics above, is the entire A.C. Flora football team (about 75 to 100 guys, I’m told) also had a cookout/pool party scheduled tonight.

Admittedly, it was a little weird at first. A 100 or so big dudes throwing each other in, dunking each other, and wrestling for footballs in the water amongst 20ish six year olds made for a little tension. It was testosterone meat eaters meets I only eat the pink icing on a cupcake My Little Ponies convention. That said, other than a few mother hen protectionist stares (more like Tigresses telepathically saying, “I will cut you”), everything ended up just fine. The two “parties” actually kind of just laughed at the situation and went with the moment.

At the end of our night, Finley and a friend were going to take a pic with some of the team but chickened out because the fellas were “so big.” As you can see above, Jen replaced Finley, and now her “6th” will forever be remembered as the Flora Football Birthday.

I have to give a shout out to the Flora coaches and parents as they helped keep a sort of boundary between all the chaos, and the team as they were overall respectful and nice to all of our little kids.

In the other pic above I guess they’re trying to start some variation of “The Whip & The Nae, Nae,” as this seems to be the theme of our summer. BTW, check out how small my kiddo is (click the pic). Dang she’s cute. If you can’t tell, she’s “My Jam!”

Big thanks to friends who could attend, and to A.C. Flora football for making it work. A good time was had by all, and we’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

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