Most kids in Natalie's class either had their parties in the park (back in the Fall) or at the local bounce house. However I thought it'd be nice (and way less expensive) to let Natalie have a few friends over to the house. She's been begging us since Thanksgiving to have Kate and Anna Claire over and she also wanted to have Mary Alice. They had a blast!
Let me just say it was a first for Byron and I as well. I mean we've had some neighborhood kids over but they usually stay out back or play in the cul-de-sac. These four got together and WOW. They immediately came in and stripped down to their Tinkerbell panties so they could play dress up. They tore through Nat's toy box exploring, they played Just Dance Disney, jumped on the trampoline , ate all but maybe 3 of my dozen cupcakes I made. It was a real hoot but I'd be lying if I didn't say about 1.5 hours into it we were ready for 4 p.m.
Natalie came in the kitchen after everyone left as we were cleaning up and making diner and told me "Mom that was the best party ever!" And that is what it's all about and made it all worth it.
I had the best intention to make friendship necklaces with them, but they never sat still long enough.
Natalie, Anna Claire, Kate, Mary Alice