In the morning we all helped tp set up. Here, Maya wrangled the alligator balloon . . .
. . . while Parker made sure that this alligator wasn't going to cause any trouble.
Once Parker declared him safe, Maya needed to hug both alligators.
The scene was set . . .
. . . and the birthday girl was ready to party!
We gave Maya a sneak peak at her school bus/alligator cake:
(It's a good thing that she gave it her seal of approval early on, because when it was time to sing Happy Birthday . . . well, you'll see)
Maya had a great time playing with her friends . . .
. . . and celebrating :)
But when it was time to sing Happy Birthday and blow out the candle . . . well, she wasn't having any of it:
Dave: Birthday cake is the best!
Dana: Aren't you excited to sing and eat cake?
Maya: You're kidding, right? I was extremely clear. No singing. NO singing.
The guests were barely out the door before Maya realized that she could do some major decoration demolition:
Happy 4th birthday, Maya :) We are eagerly looking forward to your next year, sure to be filled with giggles and good times!