Someone up above smiled on me and gave us Willow.
We had her birthday party with her friends on Saturday, and here is a picture of her and her friend Maeve (on the left). As you can see, we had the party in a bowling alley and had lots of crazy fun. Crazy was not optional - ten 6-and-7 year olds will do that to you!
We had her family party at lunch today, and here she is opening up her present from me and Andrew. I had asked her what she wanted a few months back and she had wistfully sighed, "Cowgirl boots." Until then she had been wearing her red snow boots as a substitute (and ironically, the only time she really got use of the snow boots due to our incredibly mild winter).
Strike a pose! The boots are a bit big - I bought size 13.5 and she wears 12 right now - I wanted to give her time to grow into them rather than not have them fit next week.
We went out for dinner later this evening and look at the cool balloon creatures the girls had made for them! Willow's one is the mermaid - and let me tell you, until the guy twisted the last two pieces together, we had no earthly clue what he was concocting! The girls here are Joy and Grace, Willow's cousins by Andrew's sister, Erica.
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