I don't want to brag, but I think I've gotten pretty good at hosting birthday parties that include lots of people. The main ingredients are: LOTS of food, sodas, a few fun decorations, and some kind of craft. This year Molly said she wanted purple balloons for her birthday, so I kind of went with the purple theme. We also had some Daniel Tiger coloring pages, because that's her favorite TV show. Molly was really into the whole birthday thing this year. She blew out her own candles and opened her own presents. It's of course very bittersweet for me because I'm proud of how much she's grown, but heartbroken that all signs of "Baby Molly" are gone.
I love that our community here in Mbale is so diverse. My kids play with kids ages 1-13, from several different nations. They really do have some wonderful friends and we were thrilled that so many showed up to celebrate with us.