Sunday, February 19, 2012

nine freaks me out

In a few short days, my eldest turns nine. And I have to tell you - this freaks me out. Nine! That's halfway to 18. We can't possibly have only nine years left with her in our home. No way. At this point she claims she'll live here until she finishes college. But this mama is smart enough to know that those plans might change. But whatever time we have left, I'll enjoy each day with her, that's for sure.

In the meantime, we are celebrating!. She had her "friend" party this past weekend and it was a huge success. Loud, giggly and full of sugar.

Waiting for her guests to arrive.

A little craft time to start things off. They painted wooden treasure boxes.

Then an impromptu dance party with their American Girl dolls. Which of course ended in a huge pile of laughter.

We had tacos for dinner. Then everyone decorated their own cakes. Two layers. Frosting all over. And tons of candy and sprinkles to decorate with. Very fun!

Then everyone changed into jammies and pulled out sleeping bags. Audrey opened her gifts and they all snuggled up with popcorn to watch "A Dolphin Tale."

So very thankful for this daughter of ours and the woman she is becoming. She brings much joy to our home. Happy Birthday Audrey!

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