Because of Ava's dance recital, Stella's party was the night before her actual birthday. So she was able to wake up on her birthday morning to tons of gifts to play with. Then Daddy came home from work early and she was able to open her most anticipated gift: her Kindle Fire. Stella started wanting one really bad a few months ago, but Brent told her that she couldn't have one if she still sucked her thumb. As soon as he told her that she stopped RIGHT THAT SECOND. This totally shocked me. You would think that a lifelong habit would be harder to break, but I guess it isn't that hard if you want a Kindle Fire bad enough.
We took Ava and Stella to Build-a-Bear for a birthday treat. We had lunch at what Stella calls "Chickalay" where Stella and Ava had a very important conversation about liking and disliking ketchup.