A lot of birthdays going on around here.
June brings three birthdays for our family.
And despite the frequency of birthdays during these two months, we do our best to make each birthday special.
We celebrated Isabelle’s big day yesterday.
She had been counting down for the last 10 days.
About the time we went shopping for supplies for her big day.
We hit T@rget for her choice of party favors: wands, balloons, bubbles and whistles.
And the commissary for her choice of snacks: Doritos, Juicy Juice boxes, Kisses and Reeses.
And when the morning of her birthday finally arrived, she could hardly keep herself from springing out of bed at the crack of dawn.
She donned her favorite floral dress. And her tiara, of course.
After church, we made our way to her choice of lunch destinations.
When do kids outgrow wanting to go to McDon@ld’s for their birthdays?
Then the party moved to our local recreation center where she opened presents. And we ate snacks. And watched a movie on the big screen.
P.S. Rango is not a very good movie… big screen or not.
Then we went back home for more festivities. Namely more festivities that involved eating. Oy.
Isabelle’s birthday cake of choice? Triple Chocolate Bundt cake. I highly recommend it.
Her Highness also requested ice cream and whipped cream on the side. And cherries on top.
Served with “Princess” plates and napkins.
Her favorite gift was a pink and purple Timex watch with a nightlight.
When she opened it she exclaimed, “Finally! A clock!”
Eventually, her big day had to come to an end. But Isabelle said she didn’t want to go to sleep.
Because it was her best day, ever.
Goodness, how I love this girl. Happy 7th Birthday, precious one.
Happy 7th birthday to your sweet girl!
How precious!! Give her a big happy birthday hug from me!! 🙂
The Gang's Momma says
Happy Birthday, sweet girly 🙂 Watches must be THE.THING. when you are 7… LadyBug’s favorite gift the year she turned 7 was a pink and black ladybug watch. 🙂
Glad you all had fun. Glad she had her tiara handy. It’s the perfect touch for the perfectly pretty princess 🙂
We saw Rango on the plane… a very small screen… and I heartily agree with your review. 😉 We have a soon-to-be 7 year old and I think I’ll start playing up the idea of the Triple Chocolate Bundt cake if I can actually find the bundt pan. The movers deliver our HHG the day before! Happy Birthday Isabelle!
Happy Birthday, Isabelle! These are some of my favorite images of your girl. She looks SO HAPPY!!
Maria Pelley says
I LOVE when a kiddo says it was their best day EVER!
Happy Birthday sweet one! 7 is a great age!
(Thanks for the heads up on Rango!)
My favourite images of Isabelle too. She is such a wonderful girl and hold a special place in my heart. When we were exploring waiting children 4 years ago, she was the first person I found to have a special heart. When I read her story, I was just about in love and jumped at the idea!!
Happy 7th Birthday Princess. I love your watch, and it has a nightlight…I need one of those!!
Happy birthday Isabelle! So glad you had the best day EVER!
You look so beautiful in your floral dress.
We all can’t help but smile just looking at you.
Happy Birthday Princess Isabelle!
laura jones says
isabelle reminds me of one of my chinese daughters, mimi. They have the same nose or something. she’s a cutie, that’s for sure. Happy Birthday! Was she born in Hunan?
Happy birthday Princess Isabelle! Love your sweet new watch!
What a sweetheart!
Happy Birthday Isabelle!
She is the sweetest thing! Happy Birthday Isabelle!
Happy Birthday, Isabelle!!
Puts a smile on my face when they say it was *the best day, ever!*
awwwwww. happy birthday, you sweet little mama!!! You are ROCKIN’ the tiara. I think I need to hunt one down for myself. Just ’cause you make it look so fun. And love your sporty “arm clock”. 😉
Hope your day was extra special!!!
Happy Happy Brithday to the 7 yr old princess. Our Chinese princess turned 7 in April–complete with tiara, wand, princess plates and a pink watch! (It MUST be a 7 thing)!
Happy Birthday to Isabelle and also to you I hear! Mine was last week and M’s is this week – we both got clocks too! What a long way you have come Isabelle girl. 🙂
Happy Birthday Sweetheart – if you are half as precious as you look the world sings with joy!! Glad you had the best birthday ever – you and your family deserve it! 😉
hugs – aus and co.
anything but LoKEY says
That is EXACTLY the kind of exclamation one of my kids would make! 🙂
Happy Birthday Isabelle!!!
It surely was the best day ever!!! What a sweetheart. Happy Birthday Isabelle!
Happy Birthday Isabelle!
Happy 7th Birthday, Isabelle!!
How beautiful she is! I LOVE that photo of her smiling down at her cake & candles!!
Joy Graham says
The birthday girl looks so pretty! You are invited to a tea party at my blog site Thursday, June 30th. Please wear a hat, as it will be a garden tea. Blessings-Joy
Mrs Y says
I remember wanting to have my birthday party at Hardees! Its funny looking back at that so I enjoy the pictures my mom took! I was wondering if kids still thought fast food hamburger places were still THE thing for birthdays. I guess you answered my question! 🙂
her expressions are magical
Kim O. says
We disliked Rango too. Worse movie, ever! WEnt to a drive in with the hubby on our anniversary to see it. Slept through half of it. I guess a good thing we were in our car!
Happy birthday to Isabelle! I have watched her grow into a lovely young lady. So precious!
So cute! Happy Birthday Isabelle!! Now you’ll never be late for anything, with your pretty new clock (WITH nightlight!) woo-hoo!
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Happy 7th Birthday Isabella!
Looks like a GREAT day! And her “clock”! Now that is PRICELESS!
P.S. Not sure about McDonald’s b/c we are still in that stage! 😉