This photo is NOT a very good representation of the excitement that has been building all week long as Ainsley anticipated her first friend birthday party. Ellie has probably been to at least ten parties in the past year, and Ainsley will beg just to go in with her for "a few minutes." So I'm not sure what's up with the serious face here, but my gosh, I never really though of a four year-old as a preteen until now. I know I sound like a broken record here, but she's growing up way too fast. She's already asked when she can have her own cell phone.