|The Birthday Girl|
Well, I have been wanting to post for a while, but I haven't managed to grab the camera while there is still natural light to be had, so I have a stack (since before Christmas!) of things that need to be photographed for you. Unfortunately, I can't blog about things you can't see...
So, finally, I have decided to do a "missed" post. You know, one of those things that gets pushed back for so long it is not at all timely or relevant anymore? So it is with Odelia's birthday... She turned seven last year and here I am, thinking of how to celebrate her birthday this year when I never managed to share the photos from last year!
Odelia's Seventh Birthday
|She's really happy about this!|
After school, we went to Helen's best buddy Kathy's house, who then treated her to some real cowgirl boots and a ride on her horse, Spud.
|Riding horses is absolutely Odelia's favorite thing - it is all she wants to do when she grows up.|
After her ride, we returned home to have a celebratory dinner with our neighbor, lovingly known as "Extra-Grandpa." For dessert, we had a gigantic crispy rice & marshmallow sculpture.
|Odelia spent nearly every lunch recess playing "owls" in the playground trees, so we made her an owl in a pretzel nest.|
Then, Odelia got a few special gifts:
|A beautiful bracelet from her Great Aunt - what a "big girl" gift!|
|and my best attempt at a Western Screech Owl, which Odelia says is her favorite of all the owls.|
What a day, and what a year! How time flies... I can't believe it is almost time to do it all over again!