A very Anna birthday party

by threegirlpileup

When I asked Anna what she wanted to do for her birthday, she was very clear.  Today, we executed her plan for what turned out to be such a lovely day.

It included many of Anna’s favorite things, like Chinese food

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some special friends..

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and, of course, cupcakes with sprinkles.

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And there was more.  Fancy clothes (“I need to be the fanciest at the party, Mommy, because I’m the birthday girl”) that got astonishingly dirty.  A request from her friend Oliver if they could go upstairs and “cut hair” (the dolls’, but still!).  Homemade ice cream popsicles. The kids pushing each other in the swings, with 7-year-old Flora doing underdogs with Anna.  Charles and Steve swinging the kids around and around while Nancy and I fretted over their very full tummies.  Lots of running back and forth and all around in the back yard on this gorgeous warm fall day.

All in all, a very Anna kind of day.  And so much fun for all of us.  Happy almost birthday, little one!

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