Ali was very excited AND helpful in the goody-bag making process… she picked each individual present for each friend, and only asked for a few pieces of their candy – surprising, to say the least.
I conveniently kept a cupcake from Christen’s contribution to our National Championship watching party from the night before for Ali to have for breakfast on her birthday:
Thanks, Christen, for making me look like supermom!
We took Ali to The Olive Garden that night for dinner, where Chris did something that he has NEVER been allowed to do for me: He had the wait staff sing to her.
As you can see here, she was just as thrilled as I would have been:
She watched me ice her cake Saturday morning..And then was quite ready for her Birthday party!
She really enjoyed watching her older friends do more daring tricks than she’d ever dream of attempting:
And also liked watching Greg flip the other kids down the ramp, again, something she’d never let him do for her:
Caden liked the tumble track…
EVERYONE liked the trampolines.
And Tessa? Well, she just liked all of the un-fought-for attention she got while all of the other kids were occupied.