the party was a resounding success!
everyone had a great time including baby bliss who said it was her best birthday party ever. for several reasons, mommie agrees.
but one very important reason i say this was the best party: a very nice lady took a photo of me and baby bliss at the party. her dad and i are usually the only two at her parties who take pictures. between duties (greeting guests, refreshing plates/cups/bowls, checking the toilet paper, etc.) i'm always snapping away and never being photographed.
here's the photo: