The girls' birthday party was a huge success! I was so very happy watching them run around with their little friends. As a parent, there is nothing better than seeing your kids so full of joy. Now, if they hadn't been a bit sick, it would have been absolutely perfect.
The Birthday Girls
The girls were so excited for their party and they dressed in their little outfits without any issues or complaints. It's been so long since they've worn capris, I was afraid someone would flip out over the fact that the leggings didn't go all the way to their ankles. When I caught Allie trying to pull hers down, I told her that they were princess leggings and supposed to be shorter like that to wear under dresses and skirts.
Here are some more pictures from the house. I told the girls to hug each other.
Anna wasn't really into it. She started off the day okay but then quickly went downhill. She was an absolute zombie come bedtime.
We had a friend of Rich's sister bake the cake again this year. We asked for a princess cake and we got a princess cake. And was delish too! (I'm going to enjoy another piece after I publish this. Buttercream frosting. YUM.)
I love this picture. The girls kept staring at the cake and I know that they wanted to do something with it. They kept asking if they could touch the paper because they knew that the paper was the only thing that they could touch. That became boring after a few minutes.
At least three girls from each of the girls' classrooms attended along with the girls' cousin, Maggie. And as a wonderful surprise, good friends of ours showed up with all four of their kids!
A bounce place. You know. Take your shoes off and bounce!
The girls were so much more independent this year than last. What a huge difference. Everyone had a blast! I would love to post a ton of pictures but unfortunately photographing my kids' party was not exactly the easiest thing to do. I ended up putting the camera down and socializing.
I'll leave you with a picture from the singing of Happy Birthday. Em would only sit there if she could eat her ice cream at the same time. She wasn't doing too great that morning and hardly ate anything. I can imagine how hungry she was at that point.
That picture was made possible by my Speedlight. I was setting up to take pictures and someone turned the lights off! Ack! Speedlight! (And a slow shutter speed.)