Monday, January 21, 2008
Happy 10th Birthday Annalyn!
Our daughter Annalyn celebrated her 10th birthday yesterday! This is her second birthday that we have had the privilege of sharing with her. Here is a picture of the three of us. Earlier in the morning, John took Annalyn out for his usual "Birthday Breakfast with Dad" before church.
Annalyn really wanted a coconut cake, but believe it or not, the store was out of that mix and she had to settle for white cake instead. I did get coconut ice-cream however.
What happened to blowing out the candles with one breath? None of the older kids seem to be able to do this anymore. I'm sure her wish will still come true!
Annalyn got to invite a couple of friends. This was a very special day for her, and she handled the excitement quite well. What was for lunch ----Homemade chicken noodle soup with broiled sourdough bread. Oh and don't forget Annalyn's favorite --- Homemade compote.
We did crafts! Thanks Aunt Connie and the rest of the Egyptian crew for the wonderful things from Oriental Trading. All the kids had lots of fun making beautiful postcards.
Annalyn is quite the artist!
Many of the kids enjoyed scraping off all the black to expose the colorful background.
Even older brother Adam had a good time.
Opening presents lasted like 8 minutes. Some of her presents includes a new skateboard, alarm clock, clothes, Full House DVD set, gum, pictures frames, and money. And of course a new book from my blogging friend Kathy.
The kids also made bracelets. What a great activity to strengthen fine motor skills.
I had to coax Sveta to make a bracelet, but once she started she made me a beautiful necklace.