Of course, being the saps we are, both of us started tearing up during their last song, "It's A Wonderful World." We were sitting in the front row and all the kids... during the song... started pointing at us saying, "Look! Mr. and Mrs. Locher are crying!" Ahhh... one of those "special" moments... :-)
1PM - 2:30PM... PRIVATE party in the park... yes, a YMCA staff member kept everyone else out of the park so we had the WHOLE place to ourselves! Shaded seating area where we started with pizza and soda... ohhhhh... the PERFECT party lunch! (Yes, we also had a salad and water for those health conscience adults!)
The gals playing at the (totally not crowded) park! Also included in the birthday package was...
You got it! A castle themed bounce house... just for the party guests!
2:30PM - 3:30PM... inside to the big dance room for a private ballet class with Anna's (awesome) teacher, Miss Emily. The girls had (almost) as much fun as we had watching them! Yes, the private class was also part of the birthday package!
3:30PM - 4PM...Finally, outside for gifts...
(side note for the future... Anna, Auntie Penny drove for 3 hours to get to your party and then had to drive 3 hours home that night. LOVE YA, Penny!!!)