Elizabeth was very excited about going to Aidan's birthday party. Cake! Candles! Yay! There was also a neat hose-powered rocket launcher that provided much entertainment for big and small.
Last year Elizabeth swung at the pinata with great vim and was greatly distraught when it broke. This time Elizabeth remembered what would happen, so she refused to swing the stick at all. Mommy insisted that only kids who hit the pinata get the candies inside, but the lure of chocolate almost wasn't enough. She took the stick with great reluctance and gently tapped the pinata. There was no such reluctance when it came to scooping up the goods. Nor when it came to eating birthday cake.