Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Look who's 8!

 Always so good about wanting a simple birthday, this year was no exception for JA. We spent the day as a family, even taking the boys to the doctor about an hour away because this was the date wee were given for the appointment. JA didn't mind at all and just asked if we could enjoy the day in that city since we'd already be there. We had our birthday pancakes (which I forgot to take a picture of, sorry), sang "Las Mañanitas" and opened presents. After the appointment, we played at a park a little, tried to visit extended family (they weren't home) and then headed to JA's request of Golden Corral for lunch. We walked around the mall and the kids even got to ride the little mall rides (a first for us, I think.)

She guessed what this was - a fairy Flexi

JT picked out a basket and bell for her bike

Papi took up us up a very high bridge and we looked out over the city

Can you see the city in the background?

The sun was in her eyes

This is my favorite. What do you think?

The kids have AWANA tonight and then we'll enjoy pumpkin pie; JA's dessert of choice for her birthday. Papi is working on it right now, so I hope it is done in time. In about a week, we'll head to my parents' for a party with the extended family. We don't normally, but do try to celebrate one birthday there every few years. And then that's it for a whole year. Time really is flying by; I can't believe my baby is already 8 years old!

Edited to add:
The pie was ready just a few minutes after we got home from AWANA. It was still so hot that the candle melted from the bottom up and the Cool Whip on top boiled up. It was delicious and JA loved it

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