The Circus Came to Town
We started off the party with a bit of coloring fun- clown pictures and pompoms to glue on.
Here's Carissa showing off her completed masterpiece.
Then, we sent the kids out to the backyard for a little bit of running around while I got the table set up for lunch. Here's Brenna walking the 'balance beam'
and we had a bean bag toss game too. then, the came in for a circus style lunch of corndogs, popcorn, peanuts and fruit punch. Not terribly balanced, but this was a birthday party after all!
We played Pin the Nose on the Clown
and then it was time for singing Happy Birthday and Cake! Thank goodness for BH&G party magazines! The big top circus cake was easy to duplicate even with all of the kids piled around trying to watch.
and finally we got to the presents:
from Leisha was a Barbie clipon coin purse shaped like a teddy bear and a bottle of perfume.
from her brother and sisters was a coloring book with all of her favorite NickJr shows- Dora, Backyardigans, and Blues Clues. Sarah loves to flip through the pages too ;)
from Mama and Daddy was a pair of Dora rollerskates with knee and elbow pads. She's never had a pair of her own rollerskates before, so she was excited! Daddy took her and Beth and Carissa out the park to try them out while Sarah finishes her nap.
we also gave her a Barbie Alina doll from the new Fairytopia movie.
Her cousins gave her a puppy in a purse. The puppy's name is Roxy.
and lastly, from Grandmama she got the new Barbie Fairytopia movie, Magic of the Rainbow
and the matching rainbow fairy costume.
Hopefully I can retire the Cowgirl costume she has been wearing constantly lately (and she wore during the party LOL) because it has a skirt that swirls out when she twirls around- influence of the 12 Dancing Princesses movie here. The cowgirl costume was getting tight on her and everytime I had to help her take it off I would wonder if the sleeve seams were going to rip LOL
So, happy birthday, Brenna! I hope your fourth year brings lots of wonderful things!