Hopey is at the age where birthdays are a big deal. We have talked about her birthday for months, because she's asked about it for months, as in, ever since Philip was born. :o)
And so, birthday time finally arrived, and as per Hope's request way back at Joy's birthday, we had the Loates' over. :o) Tallulah and Petra are our girls' two most-talked-about-girl-friends, and they are respectively a couple months younger than our two girls. :o) (It was their family who kept our girls all day at thtier house the day Philip was born.) We had them over the Saturday before Hope's birthday, because that was the day that worked for all the adults!