|The balloon banner the kids and I put together. They're great at blowing up balloons! You can find the tutorial on how to make these here.|
When our children turn eight, they can choose to be baptized into the church we belong to which is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known as Mormons. She has been looking forward to this day for a long time and we've decided to make it a tradition to give the children their own set of scriptures on that day with their name engraved on the cover. She said that of all her gifts, this was her favorite.
Elisabeth had field day on her birthday and it was her last day of school. Afterward, she, Nora and I went to Costco which I mentioned earlier. Scott had Charles, Annabelle and Jane and they went to pick up Grandma Smith and Granny Garnica from the airport who came for a long weekend so they could be here for Elisabeth's baptism and Nora's baby blessing.
At four thirty that evening, we had Elisabeth's birthday party. She invited 8 girl friends. When they first walked in, we had them start on their craft. They each got to make a colorful flower hair bow.
They turned out really cute. Here is Annabelle wearing her clip.
After the craft, the girls sat around in a circle, we turned on some music and they started to play a type of hot-potato game, and whoever had the object in their hands when the music stopped, handed Elisabeth her gift. Elisabeth got lots of great gifts from her friends; most of which were crafts which are great because they'll give her fun things to work on during her summer break.
After dinner, the girls went out back to play for a few minutes while the adults cleared the table and got ready for cake and ice cream. I'm going to do a separate post on the rainbow cake just in case any of you want to make one some day and would like to know how. The nice thing is that you really don't need any cake decorating skills. Notice that I made all the decorations with construction paper.
Doesn't that look amazing inside?! I have always wanted to try a slice of cake like this, with multiple layers and colors, so the birthday cake she wished for was also a dream come true for me :).
Happy 8th Birthday Elisabeth!!! We sure love you!