Phoebe is not always able to attend school and when she can go to school she cannot do everything her class does. Last year she felt very left out. It was very hard for her to watch her classmates run off and play without her, especially when she would try to participate as much as she could. It honestly broke her heart (and mine when I witnessed it at an end of the year party) and Phoebe didn't want to go back to school at all.
But this year has been different! She has made some amazing friends who go out of their way to include her. These friends will even choose to sit with Phoebe when she cannot participate in the activities.
This birthday party was extra special because Phoebe got to celebrate with some of these friends from school!