I was hesitant to accept because SS does not know GK's granddaughter, and because I knew the birthday girl is a princess fan, and I was afraid SS would not enjoy a girly party. Seems GK got to know me well during those three months, because I received a phone call from GK's daughter in law. She reassured me SS's presence was welcome, and that GK talked about us, and they were aware SS was a super hero type of girl. P thought it would be good for us to attend, it would give SS an opportunity to learn tolerance, and for me to catch up with GK (she works in a different region), and other classmates who would be there.
SS is not a bouncy house type of girl, and not for lack of trying. We have tried many times, but she either does not like the instability, or is afraid of the kids around her. Much to my surprise SS tried the bouncer twice, and seemed to enjoy the experience. Score one for progress.
SS is not a princess girl, but there is no way she will turn down face painting.
She gladly joined the girls for the group picture.
The face painting obviously went well, because SS returned to adorn her other cheek.