Alyona showing off one of her gifts. Candy and a giant cookie. See, the girls' friend had already given Alyona a present before she left for Chicago. She JUST got off the plane & came straight to the house for the party & wanted to have something for Alyona. Very sweet of her.
Everyone starting to line up for a swing at the pinata.
Well, someone came up and knocked the pinata off the string & it couldn't be re-hung. So, Max decided to aid w/ the distribution of candy.
Some of the group getting ready for the birthday cake. Other people are standing in the other half of the room. It was a full house for sure.
Their Aunt Lisa surprised the kids by coming for the party. She's lighting the candles on the cakes and cupcakes. Alex is 11 yo and Alyona is now 12yo. So hard to imagine. Where'd my little toddler go?