Meanwhile, Grace and I celebrated her birthday with some of her friends. My friend Sarah was my fabulous helper, because honestly -- eight girls on my own in a busy restaurant is kind of a stretch.
Sarah, Grace, Neeva, Isabel, Mari, Leah, Paige and Juliette all had lots of fun coloring during the indoor thunderstorm.
Each girl had their own little container of pennies, and let me tell you, it is hard to imagine better entertainment for just one dollar.
There was no singing, per Grace's request. But the first presentation of cupcakes had the candle in the vanilla elephant cupcake, not the chocolate monkey cupcake. Grace was in tears. Fortunately, she had her friend Sarah to talk her down from that woeful state.