Sunday, November 25, 2012

November 24....The Past Seven Years

November 24, 2005


November 24, 2006


November 24, 2007


November 24, 2008


November 24, 2009


November 24, 2010


November 24, 2011


November 24, 2012

Allie's 7th Birthday!

Yesterday we celebrated Allie's 7th Birthday!  She told me she wanted a butterfly birthday, so we did our best to come up with butterfly decor to make her day special. 


She was absolutely thrilled to wake up and see all the festive decorations.  After we took pj pictures of the newly turned 7-year old, we enjoyed a special birthday pancake breakfast together. 









Allie was more than excited it was her birthday and she was happy to share the hyper-goofy-ness with her siblings.


When she wasn't being goofy, she pretty much had a permanent smile on her face.


After a pizza lunch with Grandma and Grandpa, complete with a free strawberry sundae for the birthday girl, we came back home to open presents.





She then spent the remainder of the day playing with her new Legos and American Girl Doll, Caroline. 



Allie did manage to find some time to take a short break for some birthday cake.







Happy 7th Birthday, Allie! We all had a great time on Saturday celebrating you!

Allie's Zero Gravity Birthday Party

Allie loves her birthday (kind of like someone else I know...) and couldn't wait for it to arrive.  In fact, Fall can be quite a difficult season for Allie as she has to wait through both her brother and sister's birthdays before celebrating her own.  Thankfully, once November hit, there was plenty to do in preparation for her friend birthday party that we decided to hold at a local Trampoline Park. 

First, we had to send out invitations:

Then, we had to put together party favor treat bags:


And, we definitely could not forget to provide a very special birthday treat for her first grade classmates:



Finally, the day of her party arrived.  The only drawback:  she had to wait all the way until 4:00 pm for our departure to the trampoline park.  For Allie, it was complete torture to wait ALL. DAY. LONG.

Thankfully, she survived the day intact and the party went on without a hitch. 




The girls (and Zach) enjoyed a full hour of non-stop energy while jumping on hundreds of trampolines.  They all had a complete blast!






After all that jumping, the girls had definitely worked up an appetite.  Thankfully, there was pizza ready and waiting for all of us!



After pizza, we continued the celebration with cupcakes and presents. 





Allie and her friends had such a great time--Zero Gravity Trampoline Park was a definite birthday party hit!  

Allie, still living on the birthday party high, was insistent upon completing her thank-you notes this weekend so she could give them to her friends at school on Monday. 



And, then on Tuesday, I guarantee Allie will already be making plans for her 8th birthday party.