July 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Mari!

I know this is a little late, but I just wanted to feature Mari for her birthday last month.  She is now 9 years old and has blessed our life more that we can imagine!

Mari keeps us on our toes and our minds thinking.  She is such a joy to have and is very curious about the world that she lives in... always asking questions about how this or that works, why is it like this or that...  She is also the one who takes after me (Nic) in the artistic talents.  She loves to draw and write stories down in her journals.

For Mari's birthday party, she wanted to have a sewing party, and that is just what she got.  She only had a few friends over, but that was just fine with her.  They each got to sew their very own little tote bags and learned how to  make some friendship bracelets.  In the above picture, the cake is supposed to be a pair of scissors (I cut the cake free hand), but it also looks like a butterfly, oops.  The girls had fun doing all the sewing and ironing all by themselves, and once they got the hang of making the knots for the friendship bracelets, they were in heaven.

the girls having fun sewing their tote bags together
then there was cake and ice cream, followed by
  opening presents, and then making friendship bracelets (which we never got pics of)

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