Welcome! Lenkaland shares my adventures in creative photography, raising two kids, writing, living with chronic illness, raising a daughter with dyslexia, and swimming with mermaids. Hope you have a nice stay!

Recipe for an Awesome Birthday!

  • Drink umbrellas
  • Fresh caught fish from the day before on the grill with lemon (Thanks, Paul)
  • Tri-tip, chicken wings, hot dogs for the kids
  • Dragon Bounce House
  • Heaping amounts of cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, brothers, sisters, parents, and more!
  • Swingset
  • Silly toddler and cute little baby
  • Play-space with grass
  • Guitar Hero with two guitars
  • Marley the dog and River-dog
  • Halo (multiplayer)
  • Sunshine
  • Helping hands (thank you thank you!!)
  • Cheesecake with raspberries
  • Ice cream cake
  • Candles
  • Tents
  • Grandma holding sleepy baby
  • Lots of people to entertain and hold baby
  • Fruity libations
  • Dive contest
  • Add sunscreen, lots of sunscreen!
  • Hot tub
  • Guacamole
  • Chips and crackers and cheese and veggies with dip
  • Firepit
  • Sparklers
  • Gio's famous homemade salsa
  • Gio's famous homemade black beans
  • Lots of floaties in the pool (including alligator, swan, and seesaw)
  • Night-swimming
  • Overflow portions of laughter and play and love!  Thank you!

Mix well and enjoy often!

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