The birthday fun for Charlotte really started the weekend before, with a trip to see Mary Poppins. Her Mimi was so generous to take me and the girls as well as my sister and niece. It was a TON of fun, and seeing Mary fly through the audience at the end of the show was worth a million bucks. It was honestly magical.
The fun continued with her first real birthday party with her friends from preschool all invited. We made crafts and let the kids play in the yard. It was a perfect afternoon for hanging out and enjoying a nice September morning. Thank goodness we planned for early morning because by the afternoon it was 93 degrees. At night, the family and close friends joined us for dinner and a little more celebrating. Charlotte got some amazingly fun presents, including a special trip on Sunday to Build-a-Bear with our friends who have older children that are hero-worshiped by both my girls. (OK, and by me, too. If I could go back in time I would so try to be cool like them. ) It was a good reminder to me of how much my girls are loved by so many people. We’re very, very lucky.
On Sunday, it was time to float in the pool and relax a little but by 7 p.m., the birthday girl had hit her fun limit.