The boys were gone to the fathers and sons campout so we decided to take advantage of the nerfless and dirty sockless house and plan Kylie's party. I must say, this was the first time I felt so relaxed about hosting a birthday party. Instead of kids running and screaming through the house, we had girl talk, giggled and listened to music. She has picked some really great friends and I am grateful for each one of them. We swam then had a pancake bar, which turned out to be quite a hit (and for the first time I don't have pinterest to thank for it :). The girls got to pick any toppings to mix into their batter (chocolate chips, strawberries, bananas, toffee bits, marshmallows, blueberries...) and made their own pancakes then topped them with their favorite syrups and goodies. And then there was bacon. Lots and lots of bacon (thanks, Marisa for the warning ;). After eating we did those Sally Hansen Salon Effects nails which took way longer than I had planned so the girls called their parents to see if they could stay an hour longer. We did presents, (more bacon), cake and ice-cream (by the way, I totally found an answer to my cake illiteracy. I stumbled across these sugar sheets at JoAnn's, they are so easy to use and make it possible for me to fake my cake decorating skills). Then the girls wanted to go for a night swim so we threw in some glow sticks (pinterest does get credit for that) and went for it. It was cold and the past hour that we spent putting the nail stickers on was a waste since half of them fell off, but the girls had the best time and that night as Kylie and I curled up in bed with treats and a movie, she couldn't stop talking about how it was the best party ever. I have to admit, I had a pretty fun time too. I think I can get used to this whole growing up thing afterall. Happy birthday, baby girl!