We celebrated my daughter's birthday over the weekend. We have done that many times over the years...some things have changed and some haven't!
There has always been a cake...though 'cake' is not in her favorite food group...and so for many years it was a Danish Cream Squares 'cake' instead.
Some thirty years ago...it was a chocolate Teddy Bear cake...and she seemed quite pleased about that.
And she couldn't wait to open her gifts way back when...and unwrapped her favorite Fisher Price Jenny first thing when she awoke. By the way...after all these years Jenny is still in my toy box looking much the same...though she could use a new hairstyle.
Fast forward thirty years...the cake is a strawberry-banana-Nutella split...with a sea of candles on top!
No longer is she able to blow them all out on her own!
As for the gifts...she had to be patient and wait until everyone was done their cake. And she had a lot of help with the unwrapping!
Oh...and she still gets excited about gifts!
They seemed to know exactly what she wanted.
Once the gifts were opened the kids disappeared upstairs. It seems they got at the tickle trunk...and put on a show for the birthday girl. There were lots of reasons to smile!
We wish you many more 'happy birthdays' on the road ahead, Heidi...and hope to share in many more celebrations! May you continue to seek God daily...and allow Him to lead in your life.