Greta had a great 9th birthday celebration. Her Papa Bill and Arlene came to visit and took her out to dinner to her favorite chinese restaurant, Chopstix, two days before her birthday. The next day she had a slumber party with two of her friends and her big sister. It was a busy day that started off with swimming at The Centre, an indoor pool with slides and other fun stuff to play on, and then back to the house to play.
The dinner she picked out was corn dogs, edemame, sweet potato wedges, and watermelon. She thought a lot about her birthday dinner because she wanted it to be balanced between junk food and healthy food. Everyone was too full for cake after dinner so the presents were opened and then they went off to play. A few hours later, after everyone had on their jammies, they all enjoyed a late night snack of cake and ice cream. I had my concerns about giving them sweets so close to bedtime but I guess all the activity exhausted everyone because when lights went out so did the girls.
I can tell this is going to be a good year for Greta. She has matured into a confident, funny, and thoughtful young lady. Greta has found a sense of contentment and understanding that she has never had before. She contiues to be very artistic and a noticer. She notices beautiful things that others miss. Plus, if she notices something beautiful about someone she will compliment them... even if it is a stranger in passing. That is a wonderful gift to give people.
|Slumber Party Guests: Heather, Gigi, Greta, and Paige|
|Greta 9 yrs old and Gigi 11 yrs old|
|Heather and Greta|
|Greta and her Bestie - Paige|
|Greta designed her cake and I iced it. She loved the results!|
|Thinking about her birthday wish.|
|I hope your birthday wishes come true.|