We celebrated Jenna's birthday at the end of the month (see here) because of the move. Sadly more would have showed up if we had stuck with the original date.
Savannah and Bella had both shown up to the bowling alley with gifts, but Kyle did not have one - which is okay. In the past we have always expressed our interest is with the guests themselves and gifts aren't even necessary.
Kyle was overly quiet that day. Seemed sad, almost. Was it because she hadn't brought a gift? The other night we took her and Jenna to the movies as Jenna had been given tickets by the school earlier in the year for her good behavior. They expire at the end of this month.
Kyle must have loaded up between April 23 and this past Monday, as she entered the car with an armload of gifts - on top was a green and black fedora - which Jenna immediately put on her head before rummaging through the box of "treasures" that Kyle had handed her.
So many wonderful gifts that Jenna truly enjoys, among which were: a little bubbled game of trying to get the candy into the frogs mouth, a small lava lamp which Kyle had made, two camouflage barrettes (one in the shape of a flower), green headband, notebook, pencils, fingernail polish, zippered pocketbook, playing cards, silicone popsicle maker, 4 packets of kool-aid, a small jar of body butter . . .
We had taken them to see "Finding Dory". Kyle was way more talkative than she had been at Jenna's party. Maybe she just does better on a one on one? Different girl. Much happier.
And yesterday Roland received socks and tee shirts for Fathers' Day from one of the boys. He loves Superman and Superheroes. These gifts were so awesome!