When she came downstairs in the morning, I had already started on her cake, and she wanted to eat it immediately. Unfortunately she had to wait even longer.
She was very excited when her friends arrived for her party, though, especially since the first friend woke her from her nap. Within the first hour, she was in time out.
In the next hour, she'd gotten in the pool fully clothed, so she was now running around naked. (Wild party!) I did put on her swimsuit.
After eating dinner, we started with cake.
This picture was taken just before the flame singed one of the flags.
We also had Dora ice cream, picked out by the guest of honor (not good ice cream, by the way.) After opening presents (after all of the bike troubles, this dress and a princess Barbie were the favorites,) there was more running around, including jumping on the trampoline and riding bikes.
By the end of the evening, Ashlyn, Mattie, and Bella were whining, and each of their younger siblings (all 5-7 months) were crying all at once. The chaos in our home prompted our friends without children, but expecting, to thank us for letting them know what they'd gotten themselves into.
Overall the birthday party was a success. By the end of the night, we all crashed and saved most of the clean-up for the next day.