Last year's party in the park was so successful, that we decided to follow the same formula this year. We got to the park early in order to snag a space. We also came equipped with a rope swing (with a bench) so the kids could swing, a piñata, sidewalk chalk, balloons, and - of course - the cake! This year, she wanted a rainbow cake. I probably could have made that myself, but in the interest of time, we got a beautiful rainbow cake from a local bakery. Kai loved it! The kids had a blast running around the park. The piñata was a huge hit. And, the weather was perfect. April birthdays are the best!
The next weekend, Kai got to have her first sleepover at our house (she's slept over at Penny's house before). We wore the girls out with swimming, pizza and movie watching. By the time bedtime rolled around, both girls were ready to go to sleep and they both slept through the night with no issues. Penny is such a great friend -- I hope even as they get older they remain close. She truly is like a big sister to Kai.
It's so hard to believe she's FIVE already. Soon she'll be graduating from pre-school and starting kindergarten. These past five years have been amazing -- I cannot wait to see what the next five have in store!