T didn't know it, but her Birthday celebrating was far from over when her actual Birthday ended! My parents came the following afternoon. The kids were SO EXCITED to see them.
Grandma and Grandpa came bearing presents. We didn't get any good shots of T showing her gifts, but her favorite was a basket that my mom made for her bike. T is currently using it to hold craft supplies in her room. She sure loves baskets.
|T: I love fancy presents. I am wearing the necklace I just opened.|
|M: Hey everyone, listen to this one.|
|M: I wondered how this would work. It just glides on the carpet.|
On Saturday morning the girls worked on T's pink strawberry cake. We used the same recipe I enjoyed growing up but modified it to be gluten and dairy free. It was so much fun to smell the smell of my childhood Birthdays.
|T: Grandma Kathy and I were working really hard.|
|T: We made the eggs get really fancy.|
|T: I can't wait to eat these!!!|
After an early lunch we headed to the bowling alley. The kids had so much fun with Grandma and Grandpa in January that they wanted to go again on this visit. They also filled their reward jar and chose this activity. This time we were able to get two lanes and the special dinosaur guy so that bowling would be easier for T.
|M: First we have to enter in our names.|
|T: I liked trying out all the balls.|
|T: Here I go!!!|
|T: Sometimes it takes a while so I just rest on the dinosaur.|
|T: I did it all by myself!|
|M: Bowling is pretty intense.|
|The Bowlers... wait a minute Grandma and Grandpa were with us too!|
|Check out those speeds!|
|Wait... this face too!|
|M: Grandpa Daryl really liked that one!|
|T: Grandma and I did our stretches.|
|M: I can't believe I am wearing shorts in February!|
|The first graders.|
|Sweet little A|
|A Beautiful Birthday Girl!|
|We love you so much T!|
|T: I just couldn't wait to blow out the candles!|
|T: It took a long time to get them all out!|
|T: I had a big piece, but it all fit on my fork!|
|Happy cake eating kids!|
After the party we had tasty grilled food and watermelon! It felt like a summer night in the middle of winter!
|T: Grandma Kathy is a great reader!|
|T: Grandma was my daughter and I made a nest for her.|
My parents left on Sunday morning. We went to class and church and then had a quick lunch. After lunch we went to an amazing production of Sound of Music and then raced home for the new member class (at church). It was a full and wonderful Birthday weekend!