At the beginning of the month, C got invited to a birthday party and said she wanted to go “by self,” so we let her take a little dive into independence!

BEFORE . . .  (with present for her friend in-tow, and yes, she is holding the party invitation that she insisted accompany her to the party)

AFTER . . .  (with her cake-in-an-ice-cream-cone party favor and a goodie bag of candy)

She didn’t quite make it through the whole party – but she insists she had fun while it lasted!  We’re proud of our little girl who is learning that it can be just as fun to give as to receive!