She has been freaking out about her birthday for over a month. She wanted a princess ball, but since she only has like 2 friends that are girls, it was a princess ball in name only.
|princesses before the dresses came off in favor of swimsuits|
|Nona is always in on the theme|
No birthday party is complete without Nona and Pop coming in town and helping out! Bonus this year we also got Nana and Grandaddy the day before for some special 1-1 time!
Violet was MOST excited about her cake and cupcakes. She asked for both, but I put my foot down. We ended up making pink cupcakes with pink icing. As far as food goes, she asked very specifically for jelly beans and marshmallows, so that is what we got for the decorations. She made it all herself in her apron (just like Cinderella). She even painstakingly picked which princess toppers (don't buy stuff like this - it takes 30 seconds for a google search to make it yourself for free) went on which cupcakes.
|enjoy the pool with clean water - it does not last long|
|same painting and princesses we used for her party 2 years ago :)|
Clearly, the kids LOVED the pools.
|finding the clue in the toy box|
|racing for the clue in the mailbox|
|playing with Sara|
After the party, my mom, Brian, and I got down to the serious business of teaching the kids to play poker. We were up until almost midnight stealing money from our children and teaching them how to bluff. Vi can identify most poker hands now. Very important life lessons for a new 4 year old.
|why are they incapable of smiling at the same time?|