Luckily, she also had a box of presents from Grandpa and Granny waiting to be ripped into!
After breakfast we headed out to pick up two of Katy's new friends for a birthday play morning (let me tell you how nerve wracking *those* invitations were: "Hi, we're the new American family. Can we whisk your child off for a morning so ours doesn't feel like she's missing out on a birthday celebration??").
We managed to achieve a carload of noisy, giggling girls and off we went to play!
We even managed to teach them air hockey!
Cake was consumed:
A good time was had by all; there were minimal tears and all girls were safely returned home. A very happy birthday for Katy!