Alexandra's actual birthday is in April, but we celebrated it early so that she could have her birthday gift to take with her to Germany. It was so fun to celebrate this friend that we are going to miss so much.
We started off by reading a book that Alexandra enjoys very much, Miss Rumphius.
Alexandra opened her gift (more details on that below), walked around the candle, tried to blow it out (got some help from her friends), we sang happy birthday and finally we watched a slide show of some events that have happened in the last year. For snack we enjoyed some homemade cookies as a treat.
Alexandra's birthday gift involved many steps.
The committee: Grace, Wolf, Wolf and Ellie, worked very hard on it.
Step: 1: Decide to cover the white canvas in fabric or paint. (The vote was split so we decided to do both.)
Since the fabric swatches were mostly pink-based, the group decided to mix their own pink paints to use on the canvas.
Step 2: Pull the feathers off the feather boa, paint glue on the letter A and stick the feathers down.
The next day (once the paint was dry)...
Step 3: The children painted glue onto their fabric swatches and glued them on top of the painted canvas.
Step 4: Glue the letter A onto the canvas.
Step 5: Add red gems and embellishments as per the birthday girl's request.
Happy early 4th birthday Alexandra!!!!