Today was the birthday party. Sometimes the party talk becomes overwhelming throughout the year and we put restrictions on birthday talk. This means you are not allowed to discuss party plans AT ALL until it is closer to the actual birthday. It sounds mean, but it can be a huge source of anxiety to think about the party.
All that to say, we try and make the birthday special and what the birthday girl wants. This year, she wanted a pool party or a party at home. So we did both. We had pizza and cake at home. Played a few games and then headed to the pool.
It's actually kind of fun to just sit around and play simple games. The kids generally love it and show lots of enthusiasm. It's kind of cute.
I try to keep things moving and not give the kids any down time. This balloon game didn't take long but it was fun.
Even just simple blowing up balloons can be hilarious for the kids. This really got the girls giggling.
Altho Snickers was not amused. She did not like the noise at all and she started her shaking.
I just love the simple side of life these type of birthdays bring out. Gaëlle and the girls were also highly amused by this card. So cute.
Make up seemed to be a bit of a theme this year.
Emily and I joined the girls in the pool.
Lots of energy and excitement. And at the end of the day, Gaëlle said that it was her favorite birthday. It just really satisfies me that a simple party with just a few friends can bring so much joy to one little girl. Of course, it also blesses me greatly that one little girl can bring so much joy to our lives. We can't imagine life without her.