My girls got to each celebrate their birthdays with two friends. Abby chose to take Pepper and Gwen to the Children's museum. We had ice-cream and presents to make it exciting. Then after we were pretty excited to get to babysit Renee's kids for her, (we could just pretend it was a preplanned birthday celebration! WIN WIN!) Ella planned an impromptu party for them all with games like pin the tail on (something?). and snacks.
Then that night we got to take Grandpa out to ice-cream ... Abby wanted the girls to all dress up fancy for her ice-cream family party date.
Then on a fun weekend between Abbys birthday and Ella birthday we had a fun cousin sleep over. Jenny had the boys at her house so we didn't have to worry about them! The girls played and ate Spaghettios. We had cupcakes and fun play time. Getting lots of littles ready for bed was fun. And Renee and Ben were at the hospital delivering baby Clara during the party! The girls loved to dress up and play pretend. Grace, Tessa and Ella were huge big girl helpers!
Then on Ella's real birthday we had yummy breakfast cake. (3+6 =9) Then after school she had 2 friends over to play. They wrote up (several) schedules so they could do all the fun things they wanted to. Victoria and Mia. (Mia's sister Zoe got to hang out with Abby, which we love!)