The party was a HUGE success! Here come a few of my favorite pictures.
First, the cake! You can't tell from the picture, but the cake is vegan chocolate and is SOOOOOO good! The cupcakes were yellow cake (dyed green). They were almost too cute to eat. Cresta of "The Girl With The Most Cake" made them, and if you're local I would be more than happy to pass on her info. Lots of people (myself included) can make an ugly cake that tastes good. Lots of people can make pretty cakes that taste terrible. It takes real talent to make something that is both pretty and tasty!
Cute, huh? In my wildest dreams, I can't imagine being that talented. And speaking of talented.....
Anna, our new babysitter, brought her face painting supplies and painted all the kids' faces. It was so amazingly generous of her, and the kids LOVED it! MG was a butterfly, Claire got a flower, Gwen got an entire "Nemo" scene with water and fish, Owen was Batman, Cam was Spiderman... Each kid had his or her own unique design. If you're local and you want to hire Anna for your parties, I'll be happy to pass on her info, too! She's also an amazing babysitter (but I don't share babysitters willingly, so that if you want her for sitting I will require a bribe!) and an amazing organizer if you need someone to help you come and get rid of some junk.
It's too bad no one in this photo is having any fun!
Lots of our friends and family were able to join us. Here's Claire with Grandmother Diana:
They look so much alike!
Mary Grace tore through a lot of lovely gifts (I got distracted with Claire and missed everything). Our friends Shannyn and Ken even stayed and helped us clean up afterward.
BJ and I are exhausted. It's not even 10 pm, but I think I'm going to go to bed. Right after I sneak a little more cake....
A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this day special for our big girl!!!