Her friends arrived soon after and the kids got quickly to work making edible necklaces with Fruit Loops and yarn. I think they ate more than they strung, but they all ended up with really cute necklaces....until they started nibbling on them, anyways!
We played a couple more games and had lunch. I had made a cheesy spaghetti casserole, salad, pink fluff, and grapes, and then there was the cake and ice-cream and tiny sugar cookies. I don't think anyone left hungry! Ha.
Blowing out the candles
Gotta get that last stubborn one!
And now to lick the frosting off the candles. Ummmm.
Opening gifts, with little friend Maddie beside her. Maddie is one week younger than Annika.
Annika enjoyed hiding under the table and sporadically attempting to pull the tablecloth off.
Lydia (20 months), Natalee (3), Marissa (almost 3), Corban (5), Evie (4.5), and Morgan (3.5) - with the blue balloon. Isn't it cute how all the girls came wearing pink? I loved it! There were three other one-year-olds also, Michael (15 months), Maddie (13 months), and Annika (13 months).
It was a lovely party and the girls were delightful. Marissa couldn't have been happier. We saved some of her gifts for her actual birthday, the 28th. So there will be more pictures forthcoming!