But today was the party!
I know--I'm actually blogging about something on the day it happened. Lana, did you fall off your chair in shock?!
Due to circumstances more or less beyond our control, poor Madeline has never had much of a celebration, let alone a party, for either of her previous birthdays. This year, we decided to rectify the situation.
It was an "intimate" group (since I forgot so many of her friends are in school already), but I'm pretty sure a good time was had by all. Madeline told me she "loved it", and her favorite part was "when the big bear came". As we'd been to a party for one of her other friends at the same place last year, she was expecting the bear. In fact, at 11pm, when she was STILL awake last night, she asked, "Daddy, what do you say when you meet a big bear?"
Thanks to all who came and celebrated with us, for making Madeline's party so special and so fun!