Our sweet Rose on her 9th birthday!
She's a little bit of sunshine,
She's a smile to light your days
She will steal your heart and
keep it with her warm endearing ways.
She's our precious little daughter,
with a sweetness from above.
Who has filled our years with laughter
and our lives with lots of love!
Rose's birthday dinner was....did you guess?....spaghetti with meatballs and sausage, and lots of olives - of course! And for her cake, she requested homemade Lemon Pound Cake - our current all-time family-favorite dessert....something that made all of her brothers very happy, too!
Two new craft books and the American Girl Josefina book set brought lots of big, happy smiles to the birthday girl! She had been really hoping for these for quite some time, and was so excited to open them up. I just love it that crafts and books are at the top of this little girl's list of favorite things...she must get that from her Mama ;)
We also surprised her with a Spanish hand fan and a pretty scarf, similar to Josefina's. Just something special I knew would come in handy for the Josefina party we were planning with her friends, a few days later...
Peanut (who now knows all about birthday cakes!) made us all laugh so hard, when it was time for Rose to blow out her candles...
He kept blowing them out before she could make her wish and blow them out herself! And then Little Monkey decided to join in the fun....
After relighting the candles more than a few times....we finally remembered to turn off the lights! And that distracted those mischievous little brothers just long enough to finish singing "Happy Birthday" ...and for Rose to finally blow out all nine of her candles. :)
This year we decided to give Rose a special birthday party with her friends - something we don't usually do (in the past, our parties have always been with the extended family). She chose a Josefina theme - and she and I both had so much fun planning and preparing the decorations, activities and her cake. The party went very well, and all of the children (the Birthday Girl, especially!) had a nice time... and I even remembered to take lots of pictures throughout the day!
BUT. That evening, when I plugged my camera's memory card into my Mac to import the photos.....something went wrong (I don't know what I did!). iPhoto didn't detect the card, and when I removed it to try again - all the images were missing! I couldn't believe it! I'm really hoping Rose's birthday pics are still (somehow!) on the card, since the computer never ran any program to import (or delete!) them. If anyone has had any similar issues or experiences with something like this, I'd love to hear any tips or advice you may have!
If I can retrieve them.....there will be many pics to follow, soon! :)
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Have a blessed Thursday!