Also my ten year anniverary, but since I just had a hysterectomy, we had a child with the stomach bug, and one with a bday, there really isn't much to say about that. ;)
We will be going away in the fall, just the 2 of us, so that will be nice!
Anyways, this year was the first year since Lana turned 3 that her Bday did not fall during VBS. It was the day after, so her and I got to do some fun stuff.
We went to the Chocolate Biscuit Tea Room for lunch, which was lovely.
Then I took her shopping at Cato and let her pick out a couple outfits. She's been dying to shop at Cato and they start at size 7, so this was a nice treat for her.
The real fun though started last night when she got to have a slumber party with 3 girlfriends!
I picked some flowers from the yard (OK, really the only flowers!), and we had a candlelight dinner with my China plates and nice glasses.
On the menu, per birthday girls request...
Crescent style chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, and green beans.
Lana, Christina, Gracie, and Bella.
And she wanted chocolate covered strawberries.
So in honor of turning the ripe old age of 7, I made a Triple 7 Cake.
7 layers of cake. 7 layers of homemade/madeup frosting. 7 ginormous chocolate covered strawberries.
And yes, I was a liiiitle bit nervous about carrying this monster. But it never fell!
Add some sparkler candles....
I think she likes it!
Happy Birthday to you!
Um, there just was no perfect way...so we settled for taking off a couple of layers.
This face is why I do what I do!
Christina knows how to work the camera!
Gracie, being the queen of suave!
Bella, cute and poised!
And yes, let us not forget Daddy, with chocolate on his teeth, embarrasing his little girl!
After present time, which was totally fun...we gathered on the couch for a group hug!
And a few silly shots as well.
On to the movie watching and a little dress up with makovers.
They had a good time giggling on their pallet.
By 7:30 in the morning they were already out jumping on the trampoline while I made some pull apart cinnamon rolls.
All in all I think they all had a wonderful time and I was happy to do this for my little 7 year old.
My kids have had to put up with alot this year and I wanted to thank them for a job well done and honor them on their special days!
Lana got to go first, but Logan is soon to follow the end of the month.
Thank you LanaLou for being a totally sweet girl and appreciating the little things!
I hope you had a memorable 7th birthday :)