Saturday, September 8, 2012

a birthday party

A month ago I asked Sophie who she wanted to have over for her birthday party. She named off 5 girls and it was so. We secured a location - Roy's uncle's property on the Elkhorn Creek - and sent out invitations. Everyone RSVP'd in the positive and lo! A 6th birthday party was born!

Overnight-and-into morning rain showers had me biting my nails, but almost on cue the skies cleared, the temps stayed in the low-mid 70s, and 6 girls and their families arrived.

There was much running.

and the water was perfect for some leisurely canoe rides.

and Sophie was thrilled to be able to place her own candles (though we were under strict instructions - NO Happy Birthday was to be sung. We certainly obliged.)

Still, she was the girl of honor.

and honored she was.

With a cookout on a 6-year old size fire and lots of hotdogs and marshmallows.

This guy also had a FABULOUS time.

Sophie has found 5 kind and beautiful girls to to surround her and these friendships will be nurtured for years to come. What good fortune for us all.

The start to year #7 is pretty darn sweet.

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