We had a fantastic birthday party tonight. It was our first party with "friends" (well, not counting any random ones throughout the years that the Freemans have happened to be in town for :) We of course wanted to invite Kaitlyn, our classmate and great friend, and Bethany did happen to be in town, so she was able to bring Canaan and Zion. They had a blast, but boy what great birth control when you are feeling sentimental about your babies growing up...is this the secret reason people have big parties and invite lots of kids?! ha ha.
Anyway, we had so much fun. Publix made a beautiful Tinkerbell cake, the decorations were all up and Katie was READY!
We started with some pizza, then opened gifts. She loved each and every single one! She was also able to read all of her cards out loud (which I think everyone probably decided by the time THAT was over that a blank card would be good for next year! ha ha!)
We got her Disney on Ice tickets for tomorrow night, which is the whole reason we had a birthday party on a Tuesday night. Next Tuesday is her actual birthday. We were able to get the tickets half price for opening night which is tomorrow, and this past Saturday was Noah's last soccer game and party and Poppa and Ben were out of town. So, we decided having the party on a Tuesday wouldn't kill us!
We had a fashion show, since Katie's big gift from the grandparents was a complete head to toe Tinkerbell costume (to wear tomorrow night of course and for Halloween). They all dressed up and came out one at a time while we clapped. We had Katie as Tinkerbell, Kaitlyn as Minnie Mouse, Noah as Captain Noah the pirate, Brendan as Sir Brendan the knight, Zion as the pteradactyl, and Canaan as Captain Canaan Freeman, USAF. (aka, airport guy by Katie).
They had a lot of fun and I picked a few of the pictures from the night for a slideshow. I am too lazy right now to put them in any kind of order so they are completely random, taken from three different cameras. If you want to see a better view of the pictures, just click on the slideshow and it will take you to a larger view.
Happy Birthday Katie!