A party fit for a princess02/06/2012 at 3:08 pm | Posted in Small Fry | 11 Comments
February is a tough month to have a birthday party when you’re a kid. You can’t go to the pool. Or romp in the back yard. Or ride the train at your favorite park. And when you’re terrified of giant purple mascots (or large creatures of any color), places like Monkey Joe’s are out of the question. So you usually end up at home, eating cake in your kitchen. Which is fine, except for when all the other kids play with your toys. And color in your books. And generally make it difficult to hoard every single thing you own, as you like to do.
So we moved Lily’s party out of our living room this year and over to an indoor park that has lots of space and fun stuff to climb on and no dishes to wash or carpets to vacuum. It was loud and crazy and fun and perfect.
Lily was overwhelmed at first, even hiding out briefly under one of the tables. But then all her favorite people started showing up (carrying presents!) and before long, she was zipping around the playground with a huge smile on her face.
We ate pizza and butterfly cakes and sang to our sweet girl.
Her real birthday is tomorrow, so I’m still in denial that my baby — my first baby — is lanky and chatty and turning four. Four!
(Special thanks to my friend Ann, who took all of these photos for us.)