I probably shouldn't have had my expectations so high, but I can't help it, I'm a new mom. I have dreamed for years about throwing AMAZING birthday parties for my kids. These parties would be Disney themed and be decked to the hilt with balloon animals, homemade birthday tiaras, and cakes in the shape of the Taj Mahal. Maybe the problem lies in the fact that I keep comparing myself to my mom, who always seemed to throw incredible birthday parties. Well, hopefully I'll get better with practice. I also need to prioritize. The first order of business is making sure the birthday girl is happy.
Here are links to a couple of videos we took of opening presents and having birthday cake:
Earlier in the day, we went swimming (one of Whitney's favorite activities) and had pizza, strawberries, and grapes (Whitney's favorite foods). She seemed to get happier as the party worn on.