A Very Happy 8th Birthday Party

“There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.” ~ ‘Through the Looking Glass’ Lewis Carroll

It’s been quite a hectic weekend here in New Jersey, with hardly a moment to open my computer. Today is Sienna’s 8th birthday, and yesterday was her party.

Here’s the birthday girl, showing off her lovely warm coat from Granny and Granddad.

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In the morning, there was a trip to ‘Party City’ to choose some balloons. As you can see, there was plenty of choice.

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The weather was perfect, and the children had lots of fun out in the backyard.

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There were quite a few contenders for a ride in the car,

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and cousin Rilee showed some of her hula-hooping skills.

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The adults seemed more interested in the barbecue, and we had lots of delicious food.

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What a beautiful birthday cake!

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Three puffs were needed to blow out all the candles.

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Lots of presents were waiting to be opened, and her brother and sister were most interested to see what she’d got, as the loot will no doubt be shared with them.

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I also bought her these two books by Suzanne J. Rogers, who blogs at  ‘A Window into the Woods’, and in a short while, I’m going to school to read the story of Bob the horse, to the children in Sienna’s class. I’m sure they’re going to absolutely love it.

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Tomorrow we fly back down to Florida, but I’m sure this lovely little family interlude will be remembered for years to come.