Saturday, April 13, 2013

Happy birthday Annika!

Today was Annika's 5th birthday.  5 already!!  

Since Annika loves the Children's Museum, we went there for her birthday party.  The Museum offers a birthday party package, but it's pretty pricey and it's for up to 20 guests.  We just wanted to keep it small, so we skipped the package deal and just took 4 of Annika's friends there for the afternoon.  It actually worked out really well, since the entire eating area was empty when we wanted to have cake and open presents, so it was almost like having a private party room.  The kids were really well-behaved (I'll admit, I was a little nervous about keeping track of all the kids, even though it was a small group), but I think I'll still be counting heads in my dreams tonight.  We were there for 2 hours, which was almost a little short for the kids, but it was enough for me!  It was really nice, though, having her party away from the house, so we could come home and not have any mess to clean up, especially since it's my birthday tomorrow.

And on the way home we stopped at the mall and I got an early birthday present -- an iPhone!  Happy birthday to me! :)


Pamela said...

We had some of our kids' parties away from our house and it was always nice to not have to worry about the set up or clean up. Happy Birthday to Annika!

An iPhone! *squeal!* so fun! I've been really enjoying maybe you'll have to start your own 365 blog now!

Andrea said...

I totally get the counting kids part! Two years ago we had a swimming party for Joelle and 4 of her friends. I was literally counting "1, 2, 3, 4, 5" over and over again the entire time. Just to make sure!