Victoria's actual birthday was on Thursday. We went out to dinner at a restaurant that she choose- Buca de Beppo (like father, like daughter.) She was really tired from a hard week of wrapping things up for the end of school and testing, so she was in a very tired mood.
The wait staff brought out a candle and sang her a birthday song.
The grandparents gave the girls fashion glasses and accessories. Victoria loved the mood bracelet and wore it to school the next day.
On Sunday we celebrated Victoria's birthday with her friends. They came over and painted cupcake piggy banks.
Campbell, Sierra, Meagan
Laila, Kayla, Bentley
Victoria, Marlee, Bella (Nico came later)
Abby, Kate, Braelyn
We played some fun outdoor games, like Red Rover. I felt bad when at one time all the little girls- Braelyn, Marlee, and Bella where in a line looking at the strong man alliance of all the older girls, luckily Jer stepped in and helped them out. I was really surprised by the strength of these kids- I actually was "caught" by them and had to remain on their team, and it wasn't for lack of trying. We also played the ever popular Duck, Duck, Goose, then moved onto the piñata!
Victoria isn't crazy about eating cupcakes, so see wanted rice Krispy treats. I found a neat recipe on Pinterest to make them look like paintbrushes using colored icing and popsicle sticks.
I think the grandparents had a good time too.
The night before Victoria's party, I asked Jer to blow up a pack of balloons to use as decorations for her party. Dick and him ended blowing up 4 packs of balloons! So we decided to dump them off the second floor balcony and let the kids go wild!
The kids played keep-the-balloon-in-the-air-for-as-long-as-you-can.
Then decided to gather up as many balloons as possible in their hands and haul them up to the balcony to throw them down to the others. When they grew tired of this, Meagan decided to pop the balloon; quickly every one else joined her and lucky for me there was very little clean up. I only hope none of the girls have loss of hearing from the sound of all those balloons popping.
What party isn't complete with a water gun fight!
Success- birthday girl's happy and drenched.
A couple of the kids decided that they weren't wet enough and started to dunk their heads in the bucket of water. Bella!
Happy Eighth Birthday Victoria!