Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy Birthday, Valerie!

Today was Valerie's special birthday celebration! Her favorite meal choice was breakfast . . . Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Scones:) Lydia blessed us all with the making of them!

Right after we had our yummy breakfast, Valerie opened her gifts. Timothy gave her a pad of flower stationery paper and a couple sticker sheets. She will love using these things to write to her friend/pen pal, Mandy.
Victoria blessed her with three pairs of earrings, some scripture stickers, and a box of doggy treats for Anna:)

She also gave her a funny little handmade gift. The kids have been teasing Valerie and Anna about Anna's extra "fluff" that she has put on recently. Somewhere in the teasing, they began calling Anna a "pumpkin". So Victoria cross-stitched this little "Anna = Pumpkin" sign.
We found some cute little Australian Shepherd paraphernalia to decorate her cake with. One is a key chain, one is a refrigerator magnet that says, "A house is not a home without an Aussie", and a suction cup sign that says, "I love my dog". Valerie chose a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
I happened to catch the candle-blowing helper again, there on the left.
About two weeks ago, we got an email from Ted's sister, Debbie, asking if they could come visit us today, as they would be in Seattle this weekend for the Green Bay Packers/Seahawks football game. So they spent the day with us and helped us celebrate Valerie's birthday.
It was a beautiful sunny day. We barbecued hamburgers for lunch, then went for a walk down to Swofford pond. Then, Kyle talked everyone in to playing a baseball game. After that, the kids showed Debbie and Steve a video they are making of a play that they have created and gave them a violin concert. We then had tacos and burritos for dinner and ended the day with Valerie's yummy birthday cake!

1 comment:

quadgranny said...

Well Valerie,

Looks like you had a great day!!!
Are those scones really that good??? That was nice of Lydia to make your favorite.

Sounds like you got some thoughtful gifts and EVEN someone doing needlepoint for you. Can you believe that on your next birthday, you will be a teenager???? Time is going way to fast!!! Sure do love you, Meemom

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