Sunday, September 04, 2011

September 2nd

There are a bunch of pictures on this day, because we had Jayna's birthday party on Friday. 
She asked for a strawberry cake, for the 3rd year in a row (last year it was strawberry-banana). 
She really likes strawberries, I guess. 
And pizza for dinner, which gave us a great excuse to get pizza from our favorite place in Elkhart, Colombo's.

The boys in a rare moment in the dining room, beating on the piano.

Jayna got to invite her friends over for dinner and cake. These girls have been friends for a long time and it's been really fun watching their friendships bloom as they've grown up.

"Happy Birthday to YOU!"

I always have to get the "blowing out the candles" picture, thanks to my mom, who always did it to me and my brothers. It bothered me when I was a teenager, because I thought I looked goofy making that face, but now I can't resist - it seems like such an important moment!

Birthday Skype with Grandma Mary and Grandpa Mike (Grandmas Toni, Jan, and Jean, and Grandpa Bill were at the party too, but oops, didn't get any pictures of them.) I love how "Skype" has become a verb. As in, "do you wanna Skype tonight?" Kinda like "message me." Technology is cool.

Thank you for the new hat, scarves, and dress Uncle Jake and Aunt Cassie!


  1. Awee I loved the picture of her blowing out the candles! She looks beautiful! Thanks again for including us. The girls are still talking about it. Like remember when we went to Jaynas party? Hee hee

  2. Did she like the hat?? I hope so...hope it the post, and your blowing pic is so beautimus...framable even!!! no goofy face off that girl!