Due to flu over our spring break week EK's party day was postponed until yesterday. We began the day with a visit to the Zoo which they all loved... especially EK~
She has grown so much as a reader since last year and loved reading the map/information about the animals. I pretty much decided we could count it as a school day (especially since she was tutoring her siblings. :)
For her party she chose an American Girl celebration complete with meal and cake/ice cream. All three little girls were in awe that the waitress took such care with their dolls placing them in chairs right beside them. All three big girls just glowed as they watched their little sisters so happy~
Of course the best part was the staff walking out to announce EllaKate's 8th birthday and the whole restaurant singing to her. :)
Big smiles and big wishes.
After we ate and of course had leftovers, the boys came in the finish it all off.
Then we were off to pick out gifts from Savannah and her aunts, Susan and Jan. The girls and I just assumed she would want a 'sister' for Ivy but she picked a husky/snow sled instead along with some clothes and high chair like the one they used in the restaurant. Right up her alley. :)~
We met Josh for dinner on the way home and rolled in about 8:30. It was a long wonderful day for the whole crowd... parents, big sisters, little sisters, and little brothers. I think we can safely say EK had the best birthday ever.