Her birthday list was made weeks ago.
And posted on the refrigerator.
Her pick of restaurants for her birthday meal was set, too.
Birthday cake? Strawberry, please.
All decided well before her big day.
It’s easy to make a type-A kid like this happy.
And we did our very best to do just that.
On this, her eighth birthday.
She got the gifts that were starred on her list.
And the dinner and dessert she requested.
We added some light up balloons and glow wand.
And some colorful bead necklaces and noisemakers.
Friends and family added some cards and notes from afar.
And some phone calls with rounds of “Happy Birthday” sung with wishes for her big day.
When I was tucking her in bed – with her glow wand clutched in her hand – she said, “Mom? I think this was my best birthday. Ever.”
We sure do love you.
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Happy, Happy 8th (!!) Birthday, sweet Sophie LuLu!!
Big hugs from your friends in NYC!
Happy birthday, Sophie!
I have to admit that I love, love, love to read over her adoption journey. So beautiful and inspiring <3
She’s so adorable!
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! So, cute!!!!
Tiaras & Tantrums says
Happy Birthday to you little girl (well, not so very little any more now is she) She’s lovely!
Ginny H says
Looks like a fun time. You gotta love a girl who knows what she wants
Kirstie Bikakis says
Happy Birthday sweet girl! You look so grown up! (:
I’m glad that you had an amazing birthday! And many more to come! ~
Birthday Wishes from Nebraska!
Life with Kaishon says
8 years old : ) That is something very special to celebrate. I love that age. : ) She is perfection. I am so glad you get to be her Mommy!
stef!!! she looks soooo grown up in these pics! makes me cry when i think of her with that short haircut and the little black eyes on gotcha day…oh, so long ago.
Lovely pictures 🙂 thanks for hosting,new follower 🙂
So so cute! Happy 8th Birthday Miss Sophie Lu!
That cake looks so yummy! Nice shots! 🙂
Happy Birthday Beautiful Sophie Lu!!!
It looks like you had the most spectacular day!!
I am drooling over that strawberry cake….. it looks SO GOOD!!
Happy Birthday Sophie!
Lisa@Advent's Adventures says
Best Birthday Ever? Now that is a good birthday!!! Nothing but the best for her. She is adorable!
Happy Birthday sweet Sophie!! I can’t believe she’s 8.
I love that age very much. I remember very well when you adopted her.
Sophie Lu looks so grown up! Happy Birthday!!!
Happy Birthday!! Seems like just yesterday I watched your Journey to Sophie!!
Kristy Life n Reflection says
She’s so beautiful and what a great celebration!
Happy Birthday beautiful Sophie!!!!!
Happy Birthday Sweet Sophie!
Happy Birthday, Sophie Lu <3
Happy Birthday Sophie Lu!!!
So glad it was her best birthday ever! Hopefully our card made it there in time.
Love to all
Dusty Drosche says
Happy birthday Sophie!
Happy 8th Birthday, Sophie!
Strawberry cakes are awesome, aren’t they? So glad you had an awesome celebration!
8 is such a cool Birthday – Happy Birthday!! And since it’s the 23rd – Gung Hey Fat Choy!!
hugs – aus and co.
she is such a lovely girl..i believed she had a great time in her birthday..all the best!
Birthday Blessings Sophie!
Hope your 8th birthday is very special!
Nicole A. says
Happy, happy birthday, sweet Sophie Lu! You are so adorable! We hope your year holds lots of wonderful moments and memories for you!
All the best,
Nicole A., now in LA
Happy Birthday to your sweet Sophie!