Tuesday, 11 September 2007


Recently our girls were invited to a birthday party at the store Libby Lu, to have "makeovers." It was with great trepidation that I let them attend. It seemed to me that this was an event way beyond their years and I don't want to foster unreasonable concern with their appearance at such young ages. But, they had a good time and don't seem to be permanently scarred. Not to mention, the party took place on a Wednesday afternoon so it became a good opportunity to talk to them about not letting our appearance be a distraction to others at church when I made them take their hair down and wash their faces before leaving for Wednesday night!

Sunday, 2 September 2007

A Couple of Cowgirls

Vacation Bible School at church this year was a western theme. One night all the kids were supposed to "dress the part." Here are our two cowgirls ready to head to the ranch!

Happy Birthday to Faithie!

A few weeks ago, Faithie turned six. This is her opening presents and having cupcakes with the family on the night of her birthday.

Faithie's favorite gift, "a REAL diginal camera" (quoted directly from the birthday girl)

Faithie and 11 of Her Closest Friends (wink, wink)

This is the first time any of our kids has had a "real" birthday party... and many more to come, I'm sure. We invited all the girls from Faithie's class at school, 3 friends from church, a neighbor, and Apple :) We had fun outdoor activities planned (like an inflatable water slide borrowed from a neighbor and water balloons, etc.), but of course it rained ALL DAY. Thanks to Mack's quick thinking, I made a late night run to Wal-Mart the night before and bought supplies to make a craft, so we did that and other traditional birthday party games. I think all the girls had fun, especially Faithie of course. And I was too busy to take any more pictures than this!!