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Saturday, August 6, 2011

SJ's First Forever Birthday Party

Can you believe what a difference a year makes???
From this~
to this~

SJ has looked forward to HER birthday
since EK celebrated her's in April.
Thursday she and I had SO much fun getting everything
needed to create the perfect party.
Friday we spent the whole day getting ready
and enjoyed a visit from Grace Anne/family~

Amelia made the cupcakes~

We also waited for Josh and Savannah to make it home
and they brought her an adorable Ariel dress~

One more sleep and it was ninety to nothing
getting everything ready by 10am!!!



Then time to wait on the guests~


We had the kids get a quick pic before swimming
and I think it is adorable...
pretty much a classic kid photo~

Everyone grabbed their bucket on the way to the pool
and off to play a few games for prizes~

Nothing was sweeter than having our children
all together celebrating sweet Jing's birthday~

AND we got a new family photo~

This little princess was SO excited to wear her new swimsuit~



Jumping off the diving board~

It was so sweet to be surrounded by family and friends~


SJ loved hearing Happy Birthday sang to her~

and blowing out her candles~

Everyone loved the candy raining pinata~

SJ was so sweet opening her presents.
I don't think she could believe they were all for her.
She loved every single one...
especially the singing card from Memommy~

She was very shy telling everyone thank you
but she did it and we were so proud of her~

EK was so happy to have her BFF here
since they have been together everyday this week
and will even see each other tomorrow at church~

As I stood by watching this precious baby today,
I thought of how so very far she has come.
From a very solemn, serious little girl
to a happy, confident 'big' girl.
I loved this photo of her having her picnic lunch~
She is so secure and happy to be home with her forever family
celebrating her first birthday home~
It couldn't have been a sweeter celebration.
Thank you to everyone that helped make it so special!!!

18 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday sweet JingJing! You look SO beautiful in your mermaid dress!! Olivia and I are sorry we missed your wonderful party.

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  2. Happy Birthday! Looks like she got the party of her dreams.

    Ruby

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  3. totally made me teary!! I am so in love with SJ!! She is so very special and I am so proud of her!!
    Happy birthday sweet girl!!

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  4. Happy birthday sweet SJ! It's amazing what a difference a year makes! You're adorable!

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  5. She was definitely a birthday princess yesterday! The party was just beautiful!!! You can see the joy all over her face!

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  6. Happy Birthday SJ!!! What a special day:) Ummm. I think I want you to throw my next birthday party... What are you doing next July 8th???

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  7. Birthday Blessings Shaylee Joy!!!!

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  8. Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!! My heart is speechless. God is so good!!!!
    Love you,
    Lyn

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  9. Happy Birthday SJ!! You are as cute as can be!!

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  10. She looks so sweet and is just beaming!! Looks like a very special day!!

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  11. What a wonderful celebration!


    Blessings,
    Robin

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  12. Happy Birthday sweet JingJing! What a fun party - and YES it is amazing what a different girl she is this year. Love.

    xo ellie

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  13. Happy Birthday, sweet, SJ! A year of love has made a wonderful differenct...

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  14. Happy Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!!! What a difference...wow!! Love her swimsuit, so cute!!!

    As always I love seeing your beautiful family Shay!

    xoxo

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  15. Happy birthday to SJ!!! This post makes me smile. Jack will have his fourth birthday with us. I already can't wait after his sad little 3rd birthday pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Happy Birthday to your precious daughter! Love the photos and how happy she is! Blessings, Cathy

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  17. We had a GREAT time at the party Saturday! It was so much fun and everything was very cute! You did a great job hosting. Max had a ball too! So glad Jing had a wonderful bday party and such a loving and sweet forever family!

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  18. There is no greater joy...is there? That first birthday together is so special. It looks like she had a wonderful day. Blessings to you guys.

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