Delayed but we pulled off a perfectly Tesla bday party. A private horse riding session thanks to our Auntie June in Pacifica, followed by a sleepover. Dav was in NC; I thought I could handle all. Luckily Michelle helped tons, and Lizzie came over to help for the sleepover.
As soon as we came home from horse riding, the gals were ravished. I cooked as fast as I could while they milled around for food. 1 min into dinner, Aila promptly spilled an overfilled cup of milk all over the table and onto the floor. Next I had to be a dictator about what movie to watch, then while snuggle bedtime was at 9, I monitored whispering til 11:30! I was veritable shushing old lady to get them to settle down. Aila slept amongst the 8 year olds. Then, at 6am, they woke up and squealed about the sunrise while I tried to crack open my eyes.
Mama tired, but T said, "best birthday ever" so worth it. Many thanks to June, Lizzie, Rachel, Michelle in helping out the weekend while my gas was running low.
T has taken a lot of horse riding lessons so got to ride on her own. Aila never has, but by sheer personality, got on the small, then the biggest horse, and while the horse was led, she was on the horse by herself.