Finally! Marianne kept asking when the party was going to start. I tried to explain to her that it was already going, but she wouldn't believe me. So...here are a few pictures of the "party."
Marianne's fancy pink cowgirl boots from Mom and Dad.
Enjoying having everyone sing "Happy Birthday" to her.
Ripping into just one of the many gifts she received.
Just a snapshot of the final cake. Turned out well under the circumstances.
It's pretty blurry, but still cute. Marianne took about four puffs to get all the candles out. Only because she kept blowing OVER them!
Thanks to everyone who helped make the party a success. To Jeri and Mom for making soup and to Sharon (and her kids) for the yummy homemade bread. We hope everyone had a blast! We sure did and Marianne enjoyed every second of it!