Yesterday Jenelle turned 9 years old!
She LOVES her birthday!
Jenelle likes life to be exciting...
"Are we going somewhere today?"
I hear this almost every weekend!
So, yesterday she was in heaven
It was all about fun from the moment she got up until bedtime.
It was all about her!
And really...who doesn't like that?
So this morning she was suffering a bit from "birthday withdrawals".
Yesterday started with waking up to balloons hanging in her doorway...
Then she got a birthday piggyback ride to the kitchen!
And a special spot at the counter with the Celebration Plate...
...and a few things to look forward to later in the day.
She opened some presents from Ivan and Hannah before school because it's just too hard to wait all day!!
Then off to school where she was basking in the "It's my birthday glow!"
I came up in the afternoon and delivered some yummy cupcakes...chocolate with marshmallow cream filling...here's the recipe!!
While she was at school, I fixed up her new comforter and pillows!
She was pretty surprised when she got home!
Then of course there was dinner of her choice - spaghetti and meatballs (they were homemade and - MAN!! - they were good!), and cake and ice cream.
This was the year of purple, so her only request for the cake was chocolate and purple...
Pretty easy to oblige.
She will have a friend out for a day and night of fun in a couple of weekends.
But she was content to spend her birthday evening with us, which is just the way I like it!