Gianna had a wonderful day with the sweetest of friends. This was actually the first real birthday party I've done for her (I know, sad!) and we all enjoyed the day. It was very simple, but I find children are just as pleased with the simple celebrations as the elaborate ones. The adult friends prayed the rosary together while the kids played, and then we all gathered for lunch and cake.
This morning Gianna inquired, "Is it still my birthday?" "No, dear, it isn't." Poor girl. Part of growing up for her will be returning to Lent after her big day!