My subdivision had it’s annual block party this past weekend. The trustees have tried several things for the kids over the years. They started with a petting zoo (not my favorite – something about petting animals and then eating didn’t agree with me). After a few years they switched to a Bounce House. Getting better. This year they had a balloon artist. He was AWESOME! He was fabulous with the kids and we just couldn’t stump him. He made anything a kid asked for . . . . . an Octopus, an elephant balancing on a ball, a dolphin, a mermaid, Spiderman, an Alien who hitchhiked on your shoulders . . . . He was amazing and would be great for a birthday party!!