Makenna is a stuffed animal nut! She may not be big on dolls, but she loves her stuffed friends. So it seemed fitting to bring her to build-a-bear as a surprise for her birthday. And she Loved it! She picked Rainbow dash, got her stuffed, put a heartbeat inside her and dressed her with a cape and fancy pink high heels!
Grammy and Pa trying to prove their youthfulness by trying out Makenna's hula-hoop. Yeah, it didn't go quite as well as they were hoping for. It's always fun to have a good laugh at a birthday!
We made sure to celebrate Grammy and her birthday as well! Got her some nice jewelry that Conner boy helped me pick out.
A few days later Rah Rah and her family got into town to celebrate Davids return from his mission. We were all there, anxiously waiting with our signs and balloons!!
They say that they leave a boy and come back a man. And yes, they are right.
Makenna was in absolute heaven having Ding back. Those two have a cute little relationship.
The next day Sarah, Brooke, Kipper, Conner and I went down to the park to visit Papa for his 60th birthday. It was sad to imagine how we would have been celebrating with him had he been here with us in person, but you could feel his spirit there. And we sang him a nice birthday song and I know he heard it!
For Makenna's party this year she wanted to wait until ding was home and her cousins were here. She picked her friend Kara to come with us and we all had a lot of fun playing a few games together.
All the little munchkins. For this many kids it was surprisingly smooth bowling.
The big kids.
Still lots of excitement over having our Ding back!!
These boys right here are just going to be trouble together. You can tell! They both get the mischievous look in their eyes when they are together. I anticipate lots of great stories with these two together.
Love my sweet little Brookie!
It feels so good when your kid finds a friend that they do so well with and that is the kind of friend you will be happy to have your child grow up with. We love Kara!
Happy 7th Birthday Sweetie!
And last but not least was our dear Daddy's birthday! August is always a great month to celebrate!
Kellen always loves to make people a present from himself. This year I had all the kids make a drawing for Daddy saying why they loved their daddy.
43 years young!! Happy Birthday Daddy!