Eight is Great!
The goodie bags: Silly string, water bottle, glow necklaces,
flashlights, birdhouses, gum, bubbles, and a tote.
Before the surprise -
The RED cheeks:
Beading necklaces in the tent.
Painting bird houses.
Silly String Fight!
(My personal favorite.)
(Hmm...maybe this one was my favorite.)
My favorite card!
Grace Penny Thoughts for the night:
This was the best birthday ever!
So that's why you were cleaning the basement last night.
In response to the fact that she doesn't like surprises or to have people looking at her, "I do like it mom, I just have to get used to it." *See this post for more on the topic.