Saturday, October 25, 2014

Happy 8th Birthday Madeline!

I took the kids to build a bear to celebrate the fall(girls) birthdays!
(when allllll of the other children in the world were in school- I love that about homeschooling!)

They immediately started a game of limbo and our fun salesperson joined in!

 The kids love build a bears- no matter how old or young they are!

We brought build a bears to China with us when we adopted Mia, Melissa and Madeline.
This is the first time they got to pick out their own!
I love their choices!

First the stuffing!

Then the heart ceremony!

where we had to give our hearts lots of...
cuddles and

and brains...

and a sense of humor...

and love...

and strength!

And then give them to the bears!

Next it was bath time!

And here is the final product!
They are thrilled with their build a bears!

Then it was time for everyone to pick out an outfit!

Our salesperson was a hoot!
Lots of positive energy and tons of fun!

Everyone was happy because they got to bring something home but especially the birthday girls were thrilled!

We didn't schedule a party ahead of time just took the kids into the store but we pretty much got a party out of it!

Next it was lunch at Friday's!
And they sang their Happy Birthday song!

Madeline opened her presents at home!

HaPpY BiRtHdAy

Which one is the birthday girl?

She is allll girl and loves everything fancy!
So sparkle pink pants and a sequin vest worked for her!

Along with clip on earings and a jewelry box!

A fashion drawing set is fun to do, too!
Especially when you have some older sisters that want to do it with you!

The ice cream cake has a picture from Frozen!
It's hard to see on this picture.

Johnny is home with pneumonia so he joined us for the celebration.

Belting out the 

Sweet girl had a hard time blowing out the candles.

With 6 candles still lit - she has lots of boyfriends!

I think one reason is because she has verbal apraxia.
He mouth doesn't always do what she wants it to do.

But eventually she got the job done (with a little help... Ava)!
The celebration was a success and once again we have another darling 8 yr old!
Praise GOD!


Vicky said...

Happy Birthday, Madeline!

Sue said...

Happy birthday Madeline. Looks like it was a fun birthday

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday To You, sweet Madeline!! What a fun and happy day. Build-A-Bear is my favorite. I cannot pass a store. Dreams do come true in their special shops. It's so much fun to see what your children picked out. I love it!! As always, I cannot get enough of their beautiful smiles :)))

Anonymous said...

Forgot to add....I am so sorry Johnny is sick. I hope he will be feeling "all better" very soon. Sending prayers across the miles.

Emily said...

I love your birthday posts. You do birthdays right, and make each child feel so special--a major feat when you have lots of kiddos! I love, love, love it!!!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Looks like everyone had a great time! Happy Birthday to Madeline!

Denee Rohrer said...

I have resolved to drawing a line in the carpet around a child so the others know where the personal space is!!!

ZetteLolo said...

Happu birthday Madeline !!! you're a cute girl !!