Saturday my mom and sister came down from Vermont and we had a little party complete with a brand new play kitchen which Vivi has asked for since January. Sunday, the birthday began with breakfast out at our local bakery. It then took us an hour or so to get organized enough to take her to a place where she got a two-minute celebratory pony ride. Daddy then dropped me and the Turtles at home so he and Vivi could go to Ikea (ostensibly to buy new office furniture but it seemed they spent the most time in the ball pit.) Her day finished with some skinny-dipping in the kiddie pool (her, not us) and then a backyard picnic.
Her friends joined us today for a lunch time party. We turned our backyard into what I call "cheapo playland." I set up a tent, some huge boxes (courtesy of our new dishwasher and the play kitchen), a bunch of yoga balls and kick balls, the kiddie pool, and a small trampoline. Much nakedness and chaos ensued but we all know that is a sign of a really good party!