We decided to have her birthday party a few days before her birthday this year because last year the hunting season and flu season got in the way and we had to wait a long time. It worked out well and we were able to have a nice turn-out - everyone was able to come.
She got a princess cake for her party, that we had to protect very carefully. As soon as I set the cake on the coffee table, she was ready to go for it. Someone had to hold her hands back while I lit the candles. She didn't blow out her candles; she just sat there not knowing what to do. Josh even tried blowing on the gently from behind her to show her what to do - she didn't get it. The boys eventually blew them out. Kodi received many wonderful princess gifts and a new fall wardrobe that she didn't care about at all. Once again, the boys were all so eager to help that we had to stop them from opening her presents. The weather cooperated for us for the party as well. It gave us the opportunity to send all the kids outside to play, and they could even eat their cake and ice cream outside - no complaints there.