|CAKE TIME with Family and Friends|
|Heidi Anne and Kailah|
To start off the party the kids got a pizza lunch, Sprite to drink, and a lei necklace to help with the Hawaiian theme. It gave us time for more of the kids to arrive and allowed the sunscreen to soak in. On top of that it gave the kids a chance to eat, thus preventing meltdowns due to hunger from occurring later in the party.
|Heidi Anne and Maylie|
|Kailah and Zoey|
Heidi Anne really, really, really wanted a Pinata at her party. Now that was fun to watch. Some of the kids really got into it. You can tell who's been playing baseball or has siblings who play that sport.
|Cheering on Alice|
While I was monitoring the pinata, one of the moms, Mrs. Lisa, was recording for me. Apparently, Alice wasn't close enough when the candy came out, so Heidi Anne saved a few pieces and gave them to her. I didn't know that until I watched the video. I made me proud that Heidi Anne looks out for her cousins all on her own.
|Heidi Anne sharing with Alice and Aunt Laura|
|Hawaiian Flower Cupcake Cake|
|Blowing Out the Candles|
|Getting Ready To Open Presents!!|
|Showing Everyone What the Gift Is|
|Getting Help From Friends|
|Multitasking: Sucker, Opening Gifts, and Being Polite|
|Ohh, What is it?|
The rest of the time the kids played with bubbles, ran though the splash pad, or started to dry off. To be honest, I was worried that the kids would be board, or not have fun. At the end of the party many of her friends all said how this was the funnest or "bestest" birthday party they've been to.
The whole gang, from left to right:
Alice (Cousin), Rykken (Cousin), Skylie, Lance, Dawson, James (my future son-in-law), Zoey, Rekailah (Cousin), Ava, Heidi Anne, Maylie, (Harley left before we did the group photo).