the birthday girl taking the first bounce
a princess castle bouncy-house for our birthday princess
Me, Griffin & SJ having a family bounce before the party got started
“come on, mom & dad!”
I’m not sure who was more excited for the bounce house–SJ or Tobi
the kids starting to arrive
happy party go-ers
rock it, Eli!
happy birthday, sweet girl!
a birthday bo-boo, a not so sweet ending to the day
is that Schaeffer or Rapunzel?
getting our ‘last jumps’ in
all tuckered out
the war wounds. with birthday pajamas.
Even now, a month later, my heart swells thinking about Schaeffer’s birthday. I feel so blessed to have the privledge of raising my beloved daughter in a community of people that love her as I do. It has been our prayer that she would be quick to establish life-long friends that love God and love her–friends that will walk with her in the great times of life and in the difficult times of life.
We had a glimpse of these friendships at her party when after much fun was had, she fell head-first off
the slide of death a steeply pitched metal slide. Her tender-hearted friends were quick to come to her aid, offering words of comfort and compassion, even offering up prized princess band-aids.
Her ouchies have been long healed, but the memories are long-imprinted in my memory and heart.