Here, Clara is putting a pinch of salt on Aiyana's food. Salt is traditionally given as part of a gift to the guests at a laugh party because it was a high dollar commodity at one time.
Jen is holding a Navajo taco in this picture. We served a traditional roasted corn soup with fry bread and all of the fixings for Navajo tacos. Dana claims that the Navajo were the first to make a Native American version of the taco, but other natives also make tacos so they are commonly called Indian tacos when you are around other tribes. We, however, call them Navajo tacos ;o)
I added my own little twist to the party by introducing a hula hoop contest. I figured it would get people laughing and what better to do at a "laugh party" than laugh. My mom took the prize... No one compared. Here she is showing off and holding Aiyana while she hula hoops.
Here are a couple of pictures of Clara with her big sister. I was taking pictures of Clara when Aiyana came up and sat next to her on the chair. Aiyana even wrapped her arm around Clara's neck to pose for the camera. Sibling love ;o)
I thought this one was funny because Aiyana's looking one way and Clara's looking the other.
Grandma Cummings kneeling in front of Clara to talk to her.
This was Clara mid-party. The blanket was given to her by Grandma Cummings.