Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Six Years Ago Tonight

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.

Want to make a newly six year old happy? Leave her a happy birthday message in the comments!


Zonda said...

Happy Birthday Willow!!! Love your new boots!!!

tara said...

I wish I had pink boots but havent seen them in my size. They look very nice on your feet. Happy Birthday!!

freshisle said...

Happy, happy birthday! Those pink boots are amazing, really cool.

Nell said...

Happy Birthday, Willow!!!!!!

Those boots are AWESOME!!!!

Shan said...

When I was One,
I had just begun.

When I was Two,
I was nearly new.

When I was Three,
I was hardly Me.

When I was Four,
I was not much more.

When I was Five,
I was just alive.

But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever.
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.

-A.A. Milne

Happy Birthday Willow.

Bezzie said...

Happy Birthday Willow! Now I feel gypped, I only got a bike on my 6th birthday--I'd love a pair of those boots!!!

turtlegirl76 said...

Happy Birthday Willow! Those boots are stylin'!

Lee said...

Happy birthday, Willow. All the cowboys in Texas would want to dance with you in your pink boots!

Trillian42 said...

Happy 6th Birthday Willow!!! It looks like you had a GREAT party, and your boots are totally cool. (So's your Mom!)

LizzieK8 said...

One of the saddest days of my life was when my cowgirl boots didn't fit me any more.....:::heavy sigh:::

Happy Birthday, Willow and enjoy your boots. They are wonderful!

kemtee said...

Happy birthday to my favoritist Willow in the world!!

(Y'all partied out yet, girlfriend?)

Anonymous said...

ruffieDear Willow,
Sounds like you had a great birthday. And when you come to visit in Canada we'll have even more fun. Can't wait to see you.
Love Auntie Daryth.

Beverly said...

Pink cowboy boots are so cool! Happy birthday Willow!!

Teri said...

Willow - you are one lucky little cowgirl with those hot pink cowgirl boots!

Happy Birthday to the Coolest Cowgirl Ever!


Auntie Teri, Uncle Carl and Baby Dharma

Anonymous said...

happy birthday willow. you are sure lucky to have pink cowboy boots. All I got when I was young was a pink Roy Rogers coat that was handed down to me from some girl. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Love Grandpa

cpurl17 said...

Happy Birthday Willow! I just love those pink boots!! And your cake looked soooo yummy!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Happy Birthday Willow!! Those boots are made for walkin'! You look fabulous :)

lisa said...

Your daughter is just beautiful! Happy Birthday Willow :)