For Melinda's birthday we went out to dinner at the place of her choosing: Ruby's. Apparently they have the best chicken strips? The hat her brother gave her off his own head just might be her most treasured gift ever.
Melinda also had a small birthday party that Gramps & Tutu, and a friend from church came to. This started off with a cake of her own design: homemade chocolate cake with homemade frosting, decorated with mini M&Ms. Decorating done by the kiddos of course, since they know how to do it right.
The girls could hardly wait do beat up the piñata...they wouldn't wait for proper rope and ideal location, but it didn't really matter since the important thing was getting at the candy inside.
Gifts and swim time followed, with cake and ice cream shortly after.
(One of Melinda's gifts was a keepsake trunk that belonged to her great-great-grandmother Amy. What a treat!)
Happy Birthday my beautiful girl!