Let’s see…I think we were up to Angela on the summer birthday recap. So, here goes!
We woke her up by handing her birthday present #1, the cow dress featured in all of her birthday pictures. She promptly tried it on, found a matching headband, and lined up all her cows and her Bubbie (blanket) cape so she could join them for birthday pictures.
We pulled the birthday banner and gifts out for the traditional picture at the fireplace. (The cow peeking out from among the gifts was an early birthday present, so he had to join the pile!)
Then I started on her cake. She requested a representation of her other love – books. A brown book on a pink background. Yes, we had to make sure pink was in there! How I love this princess!
Of course, we can’t have an Angie birthday without quiche!
After lunch we enjoyed her cake and presents.
The gifts included her own copy of Click, Clack, Moo (a copy which included other similar farm tales). I love that my eleven-year-old reads books on the level of Lord of the Rings, yet still delights in silly picture books.
For some reason, Olivia thought it would be fun to enjoy present-opening from under the table. Goofy child!
Of course, you can’t have a cow birthday without adding new cows to the family, right?
Doug arranged them all for an updated “family photo.”
After cake and presents, we fulfilled her other birthday request and headed to the library. That’s where she wanted her birthday pictures taken. Fitting, don’t you think? And, of course, we had to choose a few books while we were there.
All in all, celebrating eleven years of Angela was quite delightful. Of course, there’s not much about this child that isn’t delightful!