We arrived home on the 1st and Anna's b-day was the next day. Before going to China we were much to busy to plan ahead. Thankfully, the dear Lord gave us the energy to whip something together!
Anna was very happy that she actually had her birthday! After going to urgent care for my cold, wheezing, coughing, etc I headed to Target for her gifts! I knew one thing we wanted to get her and figured she would be fine with most anything else!!
Thank you Karen!! Anna loves her jewelry box!!
We made the prep for the birthday as part of the fun! She went and picked her cake out and her birthday balloons!
Ava is so good natured! She enjoyed every minute of it and didn't seem envious at all. (which is another post another time regarding some of the other kids)
We had lunch at McDonalds with a play area- it was great for getting out some of their extra energy since it was too cold and wet to play outside. Funny- because we did McDonalds 22 years ago for our oldest and it worked then, too!!
I was kind of thinking we could let the day slip by in a jet lag fog but Anna was not jet lagged and she knew what day it was!
We called up the big kids and 2 were in town and could come! (I'll show those pics next time as it was the first time they met Ava and Sam.)
She loves her wagon!! We had one but it broke and it was time for a new one!
She wanted salmon for dinner! We were thinking sloppy joes but this works!
It turned into a great day!! Anna was thrilled and said this was her best birthday ever! We are thankful we had the adrenaline going and it all fell into place!
I can't believe she is 5 yrs old! Once again time is going too fast!
Thank you Jesus!