I don’t know that I truly realize how fast this faze of having small children is going to pass, but on birthdays the realization is front and center. Hannah is growing up, eight years old is pretty much half grown in my book. Our primary reason for coming home when we did from Hawaii was because the girls asked if they could be home for their birthdays (Eve has since changed her mind back to Hawaii but has been told she is out of luck). We slept our first night at home on the 25th then woke up to this birthday girl.
Aunt Stephanie, Grandpa and Jayson went to pick blue berries early, so to make the day special and because we just can’t do a lot of stuff, we headed to creative nails for Mani/pedis because neither one of us had ever done that before and it was a fun girly thing to do. If you know Hannah she loves all things girly. We headed out of the house at 0900 and found out it didn’t open until the 1000 so we tried Learning Palace and Hancock Fabrocs which were not yet open as well. We decided Oregonians are sleepy heads….everything is open so much earlier in Hawaii.
I didn’t get very many pictures because my hands were in use. Hannah was so serious the whole time, watching not saying a word. There was another little girl there for her seventh birthday too. It was hard to understand the Vietnamese accent of the ladies there, though you would think we would be used to that. We got out of there a little later than we expected for our 11:00am lunch date at Red Robin.
Hannah was so looking forward to being sung to. She had never done that before. After lunch Hannah, Caleb and Eve headed out to camping with Grandma and Grandpa Owens and the rest of us headed to Rest Lawn for another baby funeral…seriously there has been too many of these in the last five years. I don’t know if any of you can imagine the hole the loss of 5 babies and a miscarriage would leave in a mother and fathers heart.
We then went home and packed up for camping at the kite festival.
Galuchies for dinner!