We had a fun family day, and a party with her friends.
Her main birthday present this year was to have her room re-decorated. It is the first time she has ever had her "own" room. (Except for 2 - 3 months of the year when her big sisters are home from college...)
We did it "extreme makeover" style. Which meant that she had to leave the room and not come back in until it was all done. Everything was a secret.
I actually got started on it only last Friday (about 10 days after her birthday). But, no biggie. It got done.
Here are the befores and afters....
I will put the "how to's" of everything that I did in the next few days. For now I just wanted to get these pictures on here for the curious sisters and grandmothers.
The happiest part of it all was watching her see the room for the first time. She loved it and was very excited.
PS This is the view outside Carys's window. It didn't need re-decorating!