Sunday, January 17, 2016

Happy 11th Birthday Hope!

Ok, so I am a little late in sharing her birthday celebration, but better late than never.  I still have Christmas stuff to still share too, but that will be for another post.

I have no clue where the last 11 years have gone, but it sure has been an adventure being Hope's mom.   She was SUPER excited to get up and open her gifts on her birthday, so as you can see in the photo, she got us up at 5:15 am!


So Joe did most of the wrapping of her gifts and...well, it took her a long time to get through all the different layers.  We have a few things in a bag (that I actually found that were supposed to be Christmas gifts) so Joe wrapped them in saran wrap, aluminum foil...


..and grocery sacks!


Then in the large box, he wrapped up several smaller boxes.  Some of them were filled with various items around the house (for weight) and some were just empty.  LOL!  She was not amused!
  Honestly, I was so tired...I wasn't either.  LOL!


After several boxes inside boxes...


She finally got to THE gift...an Amazon tablet.  Needless to say, she loved it!


The day before she helped me make her birthday cake.  She wanted a layer cake, so I bought two tiny butterfly pans and then the rest we made cupcakes with.  We even found a great recipe on line for chocolate buttercream frosting.  It was AWESOME!!!


On the night of her birthday she invited a friend over for cake and pizza.


Then on Sunday we met the twins at Ohana's for a joint birthday celebration!


 And of course while Grandmas was here over the weekend, we played a LOT of games...SkipBo and Triominos.


Since this is ALL about Hope...here are a few scrapbook layouts of birthdays past that I finally got done.  And then some fun birthday cards as well!

This is the card I made for Hope this year!  Bright and cheery just like her (most of the time)!  LOL!


Below is the layout I created with photos from her 9th birthday party where we had a photo booth and costumes for the girls to have fun!  It was a LOT of fun!


Last year, since 10 was a BIG deal, we got a hotel room at a local hotel and had a pool party.


She declared us the BEST parents EVER!









Hope you stayed warm out there today.  I actually stayed in ALL day and did a little scrapbooking!

Make it a great week and I will be back eventually!  LOL!

Darla






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