I never quite got the chance to post about Elizabeth’s fabulous 8th birthday, so better late than never. 🙂
On the even years the girls get to have parties with friends, on the odd years we have parties with just family. This is mainly due to the fact the Lizard’s and Dot’s birthdays are only two weeks apart, and trying to plan major parties every year is really tough with them back to back, so we decided on this plan so I only have one friend party to plan at a time. Emily lines up with Dot, but her birthday isn’t until July, so it doesn’t matter as much.
This year Elizabeth wanted a slumber party – but I wasn’t to keen on trying to juggle that many girls with family in town and a bunch of other things, so we compromised and she chose to have a pajama party. All the girls wore their pink pajamas (pure coincidence) and wore their fuzzy slippers. We laid a large cloth out on the floor and painted the girls fingernails and toenails, and put their hair in curlers. Even Dad and Grandpa got into the action.
After the girls were finished they decided to start the real fun and began to put Dad’s and Grandpa’s hair in curlers! Poor Grandpa even got his toenails painted – what good sports. The girls had so much fun.
This year Elizabeth chose the following cake, which I had fun making and was a hoot for her birthday party –
Another huge part of her birthday was her baptism. In our church when children turn 8 we feel they have reached an age where they no right from wrong and are able to be responsible for their choices. At this age they can choose to be baptized. Elizabeth has been so excited, looking forward to this day.
It was a very special day. We are so proud of our little 8 year old and are glad she is part of our family.