The big day. We reached a new stage of Jake's life where he actually went and bought her a gift with is own money AND it was a good gift. A little dragon pillow pet. Very exciting.
We gave her almost everything on her list as nothing cost more than $10. Lots of craft and painting supplies.
John made this lovely cake, she requested angel food, for her birthday. We did decide to invite my brother's family bowling with us for her birthday but I didn't even think to bring the camera. They wouldn't let us bring homemade food into the bowling alley (if I had bought the cake we could have eaten it there.) So we drove over to the mall and ate it in the nearly deserted food court after bowling. There was a table full of couples around our parents age and they were all excited to see us there eating cake for Isabelle's birthday. One of them came over and gave her a dollar and another a quarter for the candy machines. I bought $1 Dairy Queen ice cream cones for all the kids and it really turned out to be better than eating it at the bowling alley.
The family party. Here is the birthday princess on her gift opening throne.
Jake wrestling with his little cousin. Knowing how much Jake loved when older boys would give him attention, it is a joy to see him play with his cousins.
The birthday girls: Anaka and Isabelle
Oops there is always something you forget. Nobody bought candles! Angie found 4 in her cupboard so Anaka got 2 for being 2 and Isabelle graciously agreed to let 2 candles symbolize 7.
Anaka wasn't quite sure how this blowing thing worked so Isabelle gave her a little help.
Happy Birthday to my sweet and wonderful 7 year old girl! You are a blessing everyday!