letty's early birthday party

Letty's actual fifth birthday falls on the day that we will be driving to Maine for a big giant family vacation... so her party had to come before that. There are three August birthdays in my side of the family alone between the 2-4 (and three on the Olsen side as well come to think of it) so it's a busy busy birthday havin' month! Hence Letty's party being last Saturday, themed with her My Little Pony love. 

Our friends and family came over for a pasta bar concocted by Chef Matteo himself, present opening, cake and singing. Babies were passed around and it was just the noisy typical gathering. Letty got some amazing gifts, some of which she had been (not so) patiently waiting for forever. A Merida dress, one of those creepy My Little Pony half human half pony things, Polly Pocket, a princess cook book, various My Little Pony swag including her cute outfit, Frozen Legos, Frozen Fever Anna doll, and that cute Elsa dress you can see her wearing towards the end of the night. And thank you to those who contributed to her college fund/Dutch Wonderland 2016 fund! We thank you all for your generosity and just how much you have loved our little Letteria for the past five years! She is so lucky to have all of you!

The bounce house eventually made an appearance after the cake which is also the time that three of Letty's little friends from preschool came over and just lit up her world. She misses those kids and it is sort of adorable. And let me just say that little babies in a bounce house is just about the most adorable/funniest thing ever. Sydney's tears mixed with Lena's general goof-ability is about the best thing. The bigger kids played long and hard, inside and out and all about till about 11 o'clock (!). I was more tired than any of them!

It only took me two hours to clean all the grass and sand and the like from my first floor the next day. So I would say that would deem the party a success?