Thought I'd take a break from writing about our trip to put up some much anticipated photos of Mia's Unicorn/Butterfly/Bounce House/4th Birthday Party!
Since she said it was a Unicorn/Butterfly birthday, I did what I could, but had trouble finding anything. The super party store in Ohio only has themes like Dora, My Little Pony, and Disney movies. I think got the last unicorn pinata- they said they stopped selling them, but I spotted this guy high on a shelf.
She asked for a special princess hair-do.
And a unicorn cake. I just remembered she also asked for a yo-yo, which I still haven't gotten out of my purse. Oops.
About twenty cute little friends came and they bounced around for an hour. The place we went has six different bounce houses, with obstacle courses, slides, and some little bounce areas. It was so much fun I forgot to stage a good bouncing photo of Mia. It was next to impossible to get a candid one once we let her loose in there. The floor is padded, and there is a drinking fountain in the room. It is also really hot. They are planning on getting air-conditioning in the bounce area next year. So when the kids got nice and tired out...
they came into the air-conditioned party room.
We had cake and icecream and opened presents. The place is owned by a husband and wife, and she was our personal party planner. She served all the food, helped each kid into the throne with Mia while she opened their present, and wrote which gift was from whom. It was amazing to watch her keep track of everything. Mia had a blast.
Her friends were all so kind and patient- we didn't think about how long the unwrapping process would take with so many kids there! It didn't help that I was so busy taking photos and video, I didn't notice her trying to read all the birthday cards before she unwrapped each gift... it doesn't seem as polite when it adds ten minutes of everyone waiting to go play again.
Mia and her best bud
All around a very memorable party. We are so grateful to our sweet friends for coming. The party was almost a week ago.
Here is what has been keeping me occupied since: They are doing pretty well. They still have accidents if I put them in panties. If they are bare-bummed they remember every time. (#'s 1 and 2- yay!) I estimate we've already saved at least five dollars in diapers.
The night of the party Zach decided he was done with his nine-month-old ringlets. He had to go on call overnight the next day and didn't want to deal with it anymore. :( That was my face the whole time I was cutting.