Greta wanted to also invite Eric and Matthew, but they had a boy party they were going to...so on Easter Monday Eric took Greta out to do some pottery painting and go for a cookie! They've been friends since they were 1, so it was nice they got to do something special together even though he couldn't be at her party.
All in all it was a lovely little party. It is always stressful getting ready, but everything went smoothly and I think everyone had fun--especially Greta.
Greta is not into sharing, especially when something is brand new, and Therese was a really good sport about it. She sat and watched Greta and said things like "Wow, your toes are going to be so pretty when you're done!"...knowing full well SHE wasn't going to get a turn any time soon.
Our favourite things about you are: "Because you're my sister", Therese
"Your enthusiasm for life", Papa
and me, "Your love for puddles and mud and getting all into it and messy!"
(it was fitting because the day before her birthday she was out with a couple of friends at the park, Alexander and Eric, and they--and especially she--got super messy and wet in some of the mud puddles. the other moms there pointed out how appropriate that seemed for her last day of being 5, it was so "Greta". i could tell on the way home a hint of change, though, because she began to complain of being cold, and wanting to put dry clothes on! in the past this wouldn't have phased her!...will this old way morph into something else? is this part of Greta going to be left behind in the first 5 years? hmmm, we shall see.)
It was so fun reading that first book in the series to the girls. I hope they will remember it as I'm sure I will.