Thursday, January 12, 2012

Eight is Great!

My cute little pumpkin head turned eight this week!  She is pretty used to it, since she has been telling people she is eight for over a year now!  :) 

Birthday celebrations started early- a few days before her birthday, Grandma and Grandpa Olsen took her out for dinner (at Chili's!  With and ice cream sunday!), and let her open her gift- which contained FOOTIE PAJAMAS!!  She came home from dinner, put on the footies, and has only taken them off for church and school- even dinner at Grandma's saw the footies!  She also got some squinkies and a robe (in rainbow- her favorite color).

 Her birthday morning started early- 5:30am, to be exact. Although I guess it isn't really that early for her, so early for the rest of us, but just a normal day for her!  Waiting until dinner time to open gifts would be too cruel, so we opened them before school.
 The traditional "heavy heavy hangover"!
 And she got her dream toy- a squinkies camping truck!!  Now it can caravan with the playmobile camping truck and miniature camping truck she already has.  Also, if anyone knows of any other type of toy camping truck, please let me know- Easter is coming. 
 I made a whole slew of cupcakes and took them to her class at lunchtime, and ate lunch with her and handed out cupcakes!  I also made her a birthday shirt to wear and let her not wear the school uniform that day.
 Mama was not up for a full blown party this year, and we did a big one last year, so she invited a friend over for a party afternoon, which included:
 More gifts! 
 Art projects!  We did sand art into bottles, and then we were supposed to work together to make pom-pom scarves, but the girls decided to take a scrapbook Abigail got earlier out to the trampoline and work on putting all the pictures in.  I ended up working on the scarves all by myself, but when it is your birthday, you get to choose what you do!
 For dinner we had lasagna and more cupcakes!  And eight candles, with a wish!

 The scarf finally got done, one for each girl, and she is snug and warm in her FOOTIE pajamas!  Do Grandma's know what makes girls happy or what? 


colleensewnsew said...

Love that girl!

quailene said...

When my girls were younger, they had a Fisher price "Loving Family" camper. Not sure if they are still available or not but that might be a future option. (:


Cecilee said...

Happy Birthday Abigail! Looks like you had fun....

Jenna got the Barbie Sisters Family camper for Christmas. I have to say it is pretty awesome, though a little pricey. It was her big gift from Santa. I bet Abigail would love it if she is into campers. Its got a lot of detail and comes with Barbie and her three sisters.

Katie said...

I don't have any camper suggestions, but I would love to know how to make one of those scarves!