happy birthday sweet girl.
daddy and mom pray you grow to love the Lord Jesus more and more each day.
dancy is a very creative free spirit! she had so many ideas for a "theme" that we just did all of them :)
for the "candy" theme we made a candy cake. yummy duncan hines. adorned with mike & ikes, skittles, and gum drops.
for the "american girl doll" theme, we lined all the dolls up on the couch.
for the "pink and white" theme we rocked pink and white balloons.
and finally for a horse theme, yup...that's four themes, we mad a horse banner. that was accomplished with googled horse silhouette pictures cut and glued onto scrapbook circles, strung with ribbon and tacked in place 5 minutes before guests arrived! :)
she loved all the decorations! :)
i usually set up an extra table for the kiddos. i used two table cloths from my collection, over our card table.
these pictures are blurry but i love the excitement of answering the door to welcome guests!
the menu was s.i.m.p.l.e. sun chips, stouffers lasagna, homemade mac n cheese, clementine oranges, juice and water.
enjoying the food together!
the kids all ran to the window to see the deer crossing the back yard.
dancy, you always think of others before yourself. you prepare meals for others, offer to clean up, you always show concern when someone is sick, your heart aches for the children who are suffering in uganda and around the world, you pray with no inhibition...often leading the prayer when someone gets hurt or is hurting.
i know God will continue to grow these characteristics in you and i pray you will always use them to His glory.
present time! breyer horse books. perfect for dancy :) i am really pleased with these books. hard cover, illustrations, easy chapter reading......great for transitioning from picture books to chapter books. and there are a lot of them to collect!
my sister made this cute shirt and headband for her!
i love this picture. look how happy she is waiting to blow out her candles......
make a wish!
sweet 8 years old. the next day we continued to celebrate!
hank gave you pictionary jr. this will be fun for family nite!
here you are showing your love. dubs wanted to open a present so bad....you didn't even hesitate and pulled him in the chair to help you.
we moved on to the jump house place and had fun bouncing on all the mega bounce slides and houses.
our family had the entire place to ourselves because of the looming snow blizzard of 2011. nothing stops us from celebrating!! we bounced and played silly arcade games.
dubs was enamored by the trains that catch tokens.....
i'm not sure how all these tickets came out at once but i had the lovely job of counting them :) 576.
we rounded out that second evening, braving the snow and going out to dinner with the other side of the family.
deanie and dancy. best friends.
happy birthday dancy. your smile lights up my life. :)
you can check out our other birthday parties here