Between Lorelei's birthday and Easter, we partied all weekend here! And boy are we tired today! Lorelei's birthday was on Good Friday, so there was no school and no ballet. A whole day to celebrate Lorelei turning 5!! We have been telling her for a while now that when she turned 5 she could pick out an American Girl Doll. She has been waiting a long time, studying the catalogs, visiting the store and Friday, her day finally came!!
Meet Jilly, that is Jill with a "y" as Lorelei declared earlier that morning that was what she would name her new American Girl doll. Jilly is a "look like me" doll, with blond hair, blue eyes, and pierced ears! Yes, we got the dolls ears pierced there too! Lorelei had a ball picking out Jilly and some clothes for her. Of course Jilly needed her own pet too, Praline the cat. I must document at this point that while Mommy was having a ball with this, the two boys of the family were not really enjoying themselves. One was grumbling and mumbling about how much this was going to cost him and the other one, was bored out of his mind in the AG store! Ha!
After we got Jilly all done up we headed over the American Girl Bistro for some dinner. I thought it was actually pretty good and Jilly even had her own "seat" that attached to the table. Lorelei got brownie lollipops for dessert along with a candle and a birthday song from the staff there. So much fun! Jilly has accompanied us just about everywhere since we got her. Lorelei is already planning the other things Jilly "needs" like pajamas and a bed! Oh my!
Bwahahaha! This face just about sums it up for both Paxton and Josh!
Our next birthday event was on Saturday. We hosted 16 girls at the Gymnastics place Lorelei goes to each week. I must say they did a wonderful job, I was uber impressed with the organization and fun they had planned! It was a lot of girls, all from either school, church or ballet, but we had a blast. I think the Gymnastics instructors wore the girls out pretty well too!
Lorelei wanted a Tangled cake, of course you know she doesn't eat cake, but nevertheless, her friends enjoyed it while she chowed down on some chocolate ice cream! Opening presents was fun, a bit overwhelming, and birthday girl had just about had it by the end!
All of our party friends! (Paxton and the other boy were just brother onlookers!)