Monday, July 27, 2009

Abby's 7th Birthday

Friday, July 24th was Abby's 7th Bday. It doesn't seem real that it has been 7 years since this little girl entered our family. Much to my surprise she was a girl. While pregnant I was convinced that I was having a boy. You see, this is a big deal for me to get this one wrong because I pride myself on being able to guess what people are having. I have only been wrong 2 or 3 times and one of those was with my own child. While pregnant, I had a dream that I was having a girl, but didn't believe it. So, once she was born, it was only appropriate that her special bedtime song would be a lullaby I had found called "Dream Come True." Here is the chorus:

I don't know what you're dreaming,
but your my dream come true,
I can't believe I'm standing here looking down at you,
I see your peaceful slumber smile and wonder if I'm dreaming, too.
I don't know what you're dreaming,
but your my dream, your my dream, your my dream, come true
Abby, I love you!

Abby's bday started with french toast and coffee. Yes, my children like coffee. Then, we went swimming at the pool. On the way home our truck started messing up. Fortunately, we made it home and got the truck in to get it fixed. It delayed the big event for Abby's bday, but all turned out fine in the end. For dinner we had Papa John's pizza and a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake. Abby is really into monkeys so her plates and napkins were Curious George. They didn't have a monkey cake so she said, "I like penguins, too." So the cake had penguins on it. She had a great monkey/penguin party. Whatever floats her boat.

The tradition in our house. The Birthday Chair

Abby has been asking for months to get her ears pierced. I wasn't sure at first. I guess I had in my mind that she should be older. But, as she persisted, I started to ask myself, "why am I not letting her?" I had no good reason other than I have seen other moms make their daughters wait until a certain age. Since I couldn't think of a reason not to, I decided to let her do it. This is before the big event.

Piercing 2 ears at once. The best way to go!!

At first when it happened, she said, "Ouch!" and then opened her eyes and looked at me as if, "is that it?" She was so brave through the whole process. You can't really see, but she chose pink flowers. I had a great closeup picture of her ear but because I am new to this blogging thing, I can't figure out how to add another picture. So, I will put it in the next post.


  1. I love the birthday chair idea! How did you make it? Does each child have their own or do you use the same on over and over?