4 parties for the 4 year old (oops)
We were keeping the celebrating light this year. We invited grandparents and Nanny over for dinner and cake (party 1). Mimi's car battery died and she wasn't able to make it over to celebrate Charlie's planned party, so Denis took the kids to see her a few days later (party 2). Nanny couldn't come because of a prior commitment, so she planned something later in the week with Charlie (party 3). We decided to celebrate Nanny's birthday, which is the same day as Charlie's actual birthday, a few days later (party 4).
Her planned party turned out pretty quiet compared to previous years, but just as wonderful.
This little girl LOVES fireworks. She has been insisting on a "Firework Birthday" since New Year's Eve. Well she got it.
Riley made Charlie this "firework" decoration for the cake table. I think Riley's decoration came out much better than my attempt at a firework. Great job Riley!
What a bum! She never cooperates for a b-day picture with mom and dad.
We have quite a few "blowing out" pictures because Mae Mae bought trick candles. She was trying to buy sparkler candles (which the pack said), but they were also trick candles. Charlie didn't mind though. She thought it was fun.
Here she is pulling out her momma finger on the candles.
Of course we had to top off the celebration with fireworks. Denis did a good job thinking ahead and buying them on the 4th of July.
No pictures from Party 2
Party number 3
This was a whole day with Nanny Jaime. A big crew of us went to the insectarium and out to lunch one day this summer. Charlie saw the river boat with the red wheel and begged to go on it. Her Nanny promised to take her one day. Charlie NEVER let her forget it! So Nanny had to take her to celebrate their birthday. She picked her up early one morning and brought her back late that evening. They had a blast!
Thanks Nanny for taking pictures of her on your fun adventure.
To finish off the day we did half of the fireworks Nanny bought her when they got home.
This was really to celebrate Nanny's birthday (it is actually on the same day as Charlie's). Of course it turned into celebrating them both.
Our last minute addition of Aunt Jess was such a treat. We were so glad to have her over. I think Camille was really happy because Aunt Jess scooped her up during fireworks (Yes, again. It was the other half Nanny had given her). Camille was terrified of the loud ones so Aunt Jess took her in for those.
Camille wanting to watch, but not hear.
PaPa ready and waiting for his instructions. What a trooper!
After the 4th party I told that girl NO MORE! You are done! Don't expect 5 parties next year just because you'll be 5.