Ella got cool stuff for her birthday....
...lots and lots of stuff.
Attacking the old guy with foam swords was so much fun, not even birthday cake slowed them down.
But we did manage to corral them for a few minutes, in the end.
Later, I took the kids (by threes) for rides in the cargo trike, which turned out to be even more fun than the sword-fighting - at least for the kids. It was all work for me.