Our oldest gal turns 5!

Birthdays are a big deal in our home so we had a lot of fun celebrating K’s birthday this year.  Adam had to work on her birthday so he took her kayaking the night before.

My handsome man!

My handsome man!

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Kathryn took the pictures of Adam.

K took the pictures of Adam.

She requested breakfast in bed (our bed for some reason) so I made the PW waffles with fresh squeezed OJ.

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We climbed trees and swam on her birthday and then we celebrated as a family that evening at dinner.

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The following Saturday, we celebrated again with her friends; we are so blessed with an awesome group of friends. Her party “theme” was reading with a table to make bookmarks and a book exchange. I loved the idea of asking people to NOT bring presents and to bring a used book instead. Each child had the opportunity to decorate a bookmark and then pick a book out of the pile to take home (I laminated the bookmarks so hopefully they will last longer than a week). My in-laws were wonderful hosts and everyone loved the peaceful, country setting. There was a sandbox, a swing set and a bouncy house (thankfully we own it) and of course lots of trees to climb! K requested a homemade strawberry cake and homemade peach and strawberry ice cream. I had peaches and strawberries in the freezer from the summer harvest of a local farm and everything was delicious!

My cousin, Derek, came from Pensacola. The kids love him (we do too of course)

My cousin, Derek, came from Pensacola. The kids love him (we do too of course)

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2 thoughts on “Our oldest gal turns 5!

  1. 1. Yes your husband is handsome!
    2 the pictures of KathrYn on the kayak are perfect! She looks so delighted to have that time with her daddy
    3. what lovely pictures you have of all the fun, neat, family oriented parts of KathRyn’s birthday celebration
    4. Derek is a blessing to all
    5. as is Granddaddy!
    6. your friends and their children are so laid back and so easy 2 socialize with. I was so impressed with every aspect of the birthday party but as you mentionEd especially the warm,hoMey,creative, country setting.

  2. Thank you and thank you again to Kathryn and Billy Graham for the perfect setting and tons of yard work, decorations, and amenities that helped each one of us at the party, young and old, to feel welcomed and at home.

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