Sunday, March 27, 2011

I Scream, You Scream

We celebrated Clare's 5th birthday on Saturday with an ice cream party!

Welcome to Clare's Ice Cream Shoppe!

We started by making ice cream sundaes.

We had the party late in the afternoon, but we surprised the girls with a bounce house earlier in the day. They loved it, and it gave Casey and I a chance to get some party prep done...

....and was a great way to let the kids bounce off a little sugar!

Then it was time for presents! Clare had been asking me for days if we could open presents FIRST! So, she was thrilled when it was finally time.

Jane and Sydney were right there to help her!

Then we enjoyed cake and more bouncing!

The party was fun, and Clare seemed to have a good time. I was very thankful for nice weather, so that all of the festivities could happen outside!

After the guests left, we let Clare open presents from family members.
She was super excited to get this double stroller. Can you tell?

She was also pumped to get her "ipod." :)

She spent the day going through all of her new stuff. Here she is getting the most bang for her buck....sporting a new soccer jersey, jamming to her "tunes", pushing her double stroller, donning a beautiful ring, rubbing in lip gloss and carrying her pillow pet on top!

What a fun day we all had celebrating with her!


Lometa said...

Perfect picture of our big 5-year-old!

The Kuhlmans said...

Cute pictures . . . thanks for having us! I might be a little sore from the jumping. Not my best decision that day!

Hilary said...

That last picture is awesome!

ME said...

Five years old and has already mastered the art of multi-tasking!