We celebrated Thumbelina's 8th birthday two Saturdays ago on the 18th. She had never been to Chuck E. Cheese before. We invited some of her school friends at the last minute but they weren't able to come. She helped bake cupcakes and her big sister, Miss Lady, helped wrap all the gifts. The kids had an absolute blast running from game to game. They all got lots of prizes at the end and two of them even hit jackpots on some of the games.
Thumbelina and Miss Lady told us that their family doesn't make a big deal of birthdays. Usually extended family members give Miss Lady some money to go buy gifts for her little sister and that's it. Although, sadly, sometimes they don't even get that. I hope that this year will be a birthday that Thumbelina remembers for years to come!