Alena's all ready for the cupcakes!Singing, "Happy Birthday" with Noi singing via the telephone. I had to hold her hand to keep her from touching the candle.
I really thought she'd be all into eating the cupcake after the already mentioned Kit-Kat incident and she is usually a messy eater. She wasn't crazy about the cake, though and mostly just ate the icing which made clean up a lot easier.This is about the only shot of Alena opening presents by herself. She had several willing helpers (ie Gabe and Mya) who were much more excited about everything than she was.
After all the celebrating was over, everyone was ready for a good book and off to bed. Good thing birthdays only come around once a year - I don't think we could stand any more excitement.