Abby celebrated her 8th birthday this month. We baked cupcakes (she loves to bake) and decorated them to share with her class. After school, she opened her presents from mama and daddy. It was Awana night, so we headed over to the church. She had a tummy ache and came home early to lounge on the couch and play her new DS game. The next night was Friday, so we had a family party for her. She invited two friends from school. Her theme was High School Musical. When I asked her what special dinner she wanted, she said "Pizza!" (a girl after my own heart!) and ice cream cake. The girls and Justin had fun playing school and going outside to ride bikes and play with their bubble wands (I let them break into their goody bags early.)
I think this is going to be a rambunctious age for Abby! We are convinced she is 40% boy and you might see why in some of these pictures :)
Enjoying her ice cream cake!
Daniel getting in on the present action "Ooooh - what is it?"
"AWESOMMMMME!" said in concert
Justin wearing the HSM headset
Can you guess what Abby is doing here? One of her favorite pasttimes.
I'm trying to find the right balance in life. I'm attempting to be a great mom, wife, daughter, Christian, friend, teacher, and homemaker. Some days are better than others. I'm learning it's ok to not be perfect. I'm learning to be content in all circumstances. I'm learning to take better care of myself so I can take better care of my family. I'm learning to enjoy the little moments in life instead of always focusing on what's ahead. I'm learning to embrace the now.