Cathryn went to her first sleepover when she was five. Ever since, she's been dying for a sleepover of her own. For her 7th birthday, Richie and I finally gave in. We decided the best way to go was to keep it small, limiting the invites to four girls, and bringing them to Pirateland, where there are lots of enjoyable activities for kids.
We told her about it a month in advance, and from then, it was nonstop talk of her "birthday weekend". With a week to go, she started the birthday countdown. On Friday the 11th, she woke herself up early to begin her birthday weekend.
They all look pretty tired, don't they? I know Richie was--he took them on golf cart rides, played with them for two or more hours in the pool, took them to play golf, and to the arcade.
We got a call from one of the parents who needed to pick their daughter up a little early, so we let the girls play outside while we got things back in order and packed up. I thought this was just the sweetest photo I took all weekend.