Crayons turned four a week ago, and last weekend she had her first "girls' party" with her sisters and three young friends. We made her a butterfly birthday cake and played some butterfly games we came up with after perusing some other peoples' butterfly birthday ideas, like "Caterpillar Caterpillar Butterfly" (that's Duck Duck Goose), "Butterfly Garden" (a combination of Musical Chairs and Twister), and a bean-bag-toss game (toss the "butterflies" into the "flower pot").
Crayons really liked all her presents: the Dora the Explorer CDs and colouring books from her aunt, the Playful Patterns set from us, a big stuffed doll from one set of grandparents, and a toy golf set from her other grandpa.
But do you know what she and Ponytails have been playing with the most this week? The homemade bean-bags (just squares of fabric filled with beans and fastened with rubber bands) and the "flower pot" pail, and the cut-up squares of construction paper from "Butterfly Garden." They have been playing the music we used and playing the games over again. (Come on, Mom, come do the butterfly dance with us!) As they say...go figure.