Today we celebrated A.M.'s 8th birthday! She has been waiting for this day since her birthday last year… Every time I see her she asks how much longer until her birthday. When we finally got to October, she then wanted a daily countdown. Yesterday at Horita Feliz we told her she just had two more days to wait and she was giddy about it the rest of the afternoon!
We made a last minute decision to celebrate this afternoon instead of on Monday, her birthday day. She didn't know about it and was SO excited when I showed up unexpectedly with a cake today! Her first response was "It's finally my birthday TODAY?!" Her big wish is another sleepover at the baby house so I'll bring her over in a couple weeks to finish off her birthday celebration!
A lady who loves A.M. very much and comes over to spend time with her took her shopping and out to lunch this morning! She bought her two new outfits, and this was one of them.
She looks so grown-up in this picture!
Tía Daniela and J.
R. and S. playing together!
It's almost time for cake!
Oriana came back to visit for A.M.'s birthday! The girls (and us too!) were very excited to see her again!
The boys came over to help A.M. celebrate!
Cake time! Do you see the smeared frosting on/under her name? During lunch, Samuel came to the door of my bedroom and said "Mmmmm Tía Hannah cake!" I immediately leapt out of bed to find him sitting in the doorway to my bedroom licking his fingers with frosting smeared on his cheeks. I went into the kitchen to see the damage he'd done, and fortunately, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be based on what his face looked like! Luckily A.M. didn't even notice!
We couldn't find any candles so a match worked just fine :)
Biting the cake!
After putting literally her entire face into her cake last year, she just had one little mark from her nose in the frosting this year.
K. enjoying the birthday party!
Tía Luz with Baby C. and E.
Cake, ice cream, and soda is a combination the kids don't normally get and makes birthdays exciting!
The party was clearly too much fun for S… We found her asleep in her chair, her plate of cake untouched.
Could you have possibly made a bigger mess with your cake and ice cream?! Sad to say this picture doesn't even do it justice… I even found cake on the back of her knee!