Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy 8th Birthday Miss E!

Our middle girls have birthdays one week apart. It makes for lots of cake for a few weeks, which we don't have a problem with. So last week Miss E celebrated her 8th birthday which is a big deal in our church. When a child turns 8 they can be baptized and become an official member of the church, so this birthday was a big deal. Ben's parents drove 2 days to be with us for the occasion. It was very neat. I will share pictures from the baptism later, but first the birthday. . .
Ben and Miss E decorated her cake the night before per tradition at our house. Love that tradition!
Then this was right after her amazing blowing out the candles experience. As Miss E leaned over to blow out her candles her hair caught on fire and just flared up instantly. Luckily my mom was right by her and quickly stamped it out with her hands. Miss E was a little shaken, but recovered quickly and said, "This is the best birthday ever!"

Our flaming haired girl and her little brother who gave her a cute necklace and that cute pink shirt she is wearing.

Miss A gave her a cool giant tennis ball.

And Miss E was very lucky to have both sets of grandparents at her birthday. Here she is with Ben's awesome parents.
And here she is with my awesome parents and my mom's slightly burned fingers from getting the fire out of Miss E's hair. Crazy. Never a dull moment.
I think this was her favorite present. A giant Beamo frisbee. It is really fun. I would highly recommend it. The reviews on Amazon were great too, one person said they had one for 8 years and another said 15 years.
We are so blessed to have Miss E in our family. She is so full of energy and is always doing something fun. She is a great student, a very good piano player, a great reader, artist, and keeps us on our toes. We love you Miss E! Happy Birthday!!!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Happy Birthday. At least she didn't pull a Michael Jackson and singe her eyebrows eh? I think we'll be looking into getting a Beamo. Looks very fun!