On Saturday, Zoe and I went over to Dani's house for a triple birthday party - Dani (you can read her blog at http://dabblingdani.blogspot.com/), Saoirse (you can read her blog at http://saoirsesspace-ag.blogspot.com/), and Jess (and you can read her blog at http://hellobelizeimjess.blogspot.com/) all had birthdays around that time. Zoe and I were late (as always, as our friends like to say) because we were coming from our summer house 2 and a half hours away. So when we walked in the front door, everyone was already there.
"Hey everyone!" We cried.
"Hey guys!" They all waved and Dani ran out to give us a hug. Of course, I'd never met any of them before, but I had chatted to Dani and all of us had commented on each others blogs, so I wasn't too nervous. Of course, Zoe wasn't nervous about anything. If she had her way, she would have burst in the door and arm-wrestled them all as way of a greeting (she's a bit of a tomboy).
We sat around for a while socializing, until I finally said "Let's open presents already!" So we went out to the living room, where all the presents were. Dani opened Jess's present first.
"Cool!" Dani said. "A soccer goal! Thanks, Jess!"
Dani opened Saoirse's present next. Inside was a Pikachu, Pokeball, and tiger beadings!
Finally, Zoe and I got to give Dani our presents.
We had made her two binders with soccer designs on the outside, an MP3 player with a green cover, and a stuffed tiger!
Saoirse opened her present next.
Dani had made her an adorable red panda hat!! It was so cute!
Then Jess gave Saoirse her present.
It was a pretty green and pink belt and a card she had made!
Jess opened her presents next. The first one was from Dani.
It was a blue monkey hat! Jess loved it - her favorite color is blue and she LOVES monkeys!
From Saoirse and Josefina, Jess got a little toy turtle, a blue monkey and a banana beadling, and a toucan silly band!
Zoe and I had only made stuff for Dani, because we didn't know it was a birthday party for Saoirse and Jess too until a few days before the party. Though there isn't a picture of it, we did make a birthday cake for everyone, though!
Then it was our turn. Even though it wasn't Zoe and my official birthday (ours is in April) Dani had made us presents too so we wouldn't feel left out.
We opened them, and inside were two headbands that Dani had knit! They were really cute, and matched the hats she had made us for our birthday a few months ago! Thanks Dani!
Here's Zoe wearing hers, on her head where it's supposed to go.
And here's me wearing mine. Well, that's not how it was supposed to be worn, but it was still comfortable and it matched my dress. :P
After we had opened all the presents, we went outside to take a group picture on the stairs. All of Dani's friends from the Base were there, as well as Saoirse's friends, Josefina and Kaya! Including Jess, me, and Zoe, that was 14 girls! We had to use three steps to fit us all!
So, from top, left to right:
Lilly, Saoirse, Stephanie, Kaely
Me!, Shiloh (he's at my feet), Zoe, Jess, Nicki, Dani
Emily, Molly, Kaya, Laughing Spirit, and Josefina!
After that, we went inside to start beading. Dani had a bunch of beads that were made by woman in Uganda! They were beautiful, and though no two were alike, Jess tried her hardest to find some so she could make some earrings! Zoe made a beaded belt, two bracelets, and a necklace made of orange slice beads (that Dani had made! They were so intricate), and I made a few necklaces and a bracelet too. But when she was told to put them on so Dani's friend Skye could take a picture, she looked disgusted and shoved them at me. "I wouldn't be caught dead wearing a necklace," she told me. I rolled my eyes. Sometimes she's too much of a tomboy.
We all changed into our PJs and brought our stuff out to the tent where we were sleeping that night. It looked like it would be pretty crowded, but that was part of the fun. :)
We came back inside for dinner (pizza and sweet potato fries) and dessert (lemon cupcakes with lemon frosting!). They had sunflower seeds on the top, but Zoe and I really don't like sunflower seeds all that much, so we gave them to Saoirse.
Here's me eating my cupcake. Sorry the lighting's so bad - we were in Dani's kitchen which was pretty dark.
And here's Jess eating her cupcake (she got some frosting on her face!). She made some cool bracelets, you can see them on her arm!
We brought some AG magazines and Kit-Kats out to the tent and stayed up talking until at least midnight. Of course, we were all really tired in the morning, but hey, it's summer!
Zoe and I had so much fun! It was so great to finally meet Saoirse and Jess and Dani and all their friends! Have you ever been to a big sleepover like this one?
(PS, none of these pictures are mine. Dani's friend Skye took them all!)