July 11, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sally!


Sally turns five today! She has been looking forward to her birthday for months. Last year, she was confused by most of the celebration. It only took a few parties for her to realize what this wonderful called a birthday is all about. Especially when it's your birthday. She's been planning where (the venue has changed so many times I finally stopped listening to her), what kind of cake (again, fickle, fickle, fickle--she ended up with a bicycle cake), and presents. Specifically, she wanted clothes, an ice cream playset, and her ears pierced. We threw in a new bike for good measure. She's been riding a boy's toddler bike for a year. It's great for learning, but a few months ago she realized that she was indeed riding a bike waaaay smaller than Ella's and...whoa...it's blue. No! How in the world did I end up on a blue bike?! Hello Kitty is much more suitable. Sally's a girlie girl if I ever saw one.

Birthday celebrations began early with an invitation only VHS showing of Free Willy (the phenomenon continues). The princess gets a trip to the mall for earrings and a pretzel. Five seems a little young for earrings, but Sally's loophole is her questionable age. She's turning five today according to paperwork, but really...she got her six year old molars when she was 'four and a half". When I asked the dentist about her age he laughed and said, "It's not like she's 12, but she's probably not four." I'm more than happy to let her get her ears pierced now instead of making her wait a long two years. She's had a hard year. When she's fourteen and wants to start driving I'll be singing a different song!

Happy Birthday, Princess!

10 comments:

Karen said...

Apryl - it's always great to "hear" from you and see pictures of your beautiful family! Love your sense of humor and matter-of-fact approach to life! with love, Karen Wistrom

the Steiger's said...

Happy Birthday girl.
We can not wait to see you again in September :)
love, the Steigers

Christy O said...

How did you handle the age issue with her - is she aware of the difference? We are adopting three and their ages on paper (just came through) are different from what we were origionally told - only one year for two of them, but about three years for the older child (so they are listed as 10, 9 and 8 now). We are hoping to travel very soon to Ethiopia, so will be needing to deal with this soon!

ethiHOPEia said...

Ahh! She is so grown up! Happy Birthday Sally!

Blessings,
Hanna and Ephrem Forrest (Caleb too!)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sally! We miss you guys. Love, Tara & Madison

Jonah said...

Happy Birthday!
From Jonah - "because I wasn't there."

Maddie said...

Happy Birthday Sally!
I love your new purple bike!
From Maddie

Tracy said...

oh she is so beautiful! ....and she gets to learn at an early age that age is just a number! can't wait to figure out the ages of our 4 new kids....

happy birthday sally!

The Fab 4 said...

A princess indeed! So glad I checked on your blog after not doing so in forever. Your family is beautiful!!!

Penny Smith said...

OK, go to my blog, and check out Cora's bike... that's all I'm sayin'! LOL!etryks