After eleven months of planning on having her birthday party at Crystal Hot Springs, Rachel changed her mind and decided to have a Just Dance Party:
I wouldn't have ever considered Rachel as much of a dancer, but it turns out that Rachel is competitive. She has gotten really good at the Just Dance Wii game, so she decided to have a dance party. (Her list of friends to invite was way too long for a swim party anyway.) I read this blogpost and started to think it was a great idea, especially when Steve said we could hold the party in the banquet room at Sonora Grill.
This afternoon, we hosted a birthday party for nineteen girls. And Justin Beiber.
Last night, when we went to Zurcher's to get some party supplies, I was planning on buying a pinata. But when I saw that the cardboard cutouts were only $20, I let Rachel choose. And Justin Beiber won.
The girls took turns dancing:
Here's Gracie, Graisey, and Grayce:
Layla and Gretchen do not like Justin Beiber, but they were still willing to pose for me:
Wynnie was super hesitant. I really had to persuade her to pose for a picture with the Beibs.
But then she warmed up to him rather quickly:
The girls has lots of fun dancing with Justin:
Probably because he's such a good dancer:
But then again, so is Ellie:
She was also a very diligent colorer:
Is it strange that I have more pictures of her than the birthday girl?
Steve also caught some great videos of her dancing the robot.
Which is probably why he failed to notice that his truck was being towed.
Thank goodness Heidi was there. Since Steve decided he needed to go pick up his truck from the tow lot in the middle of the party. So Heidi helped me serve the cake and ice cream.
We played a couple of silly games, but mostly, the girls just danced:
Sophia was a die-hard and never took a break from dancing:
I always look back and wish I had taken more pictures at birthday parties. I can't believe I didn't take more of Rachel.
Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate Rachel's birthday, especially Justin Beiber!
I have a feeling this guy might be sticking around for a while.