I just wanted to quickly share a few pictures from Maria's birthday... a couple weeks late I might add.
On Friday (her actual birthday) she opened gifts bright and early and reveled in all her new goodies, including some new washable markers and a set of pony sheets.
Later that day we went to a park in Duluth with Maria's cousin Luke and second cousin Zhaina. The kids had a blast running around and afterwards we took them all to Bridgeman's (Maria's favorite restaurant) for dinner.
On Saturday we spent the day at home with family... lots of family. It turned out larger than planned, but was fun nonetheless. We visited, opened more gifts, ate lasagna, sang happy birthday, and enjoyed rainbow cake.
After it was all said and done, Maria confided in me that it was 'the best birthday ever', but I think she says that every year. :)