Ten years ago today, I was shocked to find out that
I had just given birth to a girl! After having had five
boys in a row, I figured we were on a roll and it was
sure to be another boy. Happily, I was wrong and now...
Grandma has someone to play checkers with...
someone to share a place with at the birthday table...
...and hide her eyes with.
Emily and Kristin have someone to make castle cakes
for and other girly things.
Emily had many takers on her offer of stale ice cream
(Anything is good with frosting on it!)
James is enjoying the frosting.
Helena and James got to sit next to each other
for dinner. It worked pretty well, but I don't think
we'll make it a habit.
...Emily ushered Helena upstairs to put on the princess
costume she made for her...
...and she got her expected phone call from Nonnie
and Papa for her birthday serenade.
Happy Birthday, Helena!
We love you!