THEN, we had vacation bible school this week and she was a jr. helper (and I was the official photographer - so fun) but they called her up on stage and had everyone sing to her!
Then for lunch we went with friends and grandma to Ruby's.
THEN, we went down to the beach with friends for some smores and hot dogs!
We ended the day with a giant chocolate chip cookie!
BUT wait - there's more!
(getting tired yet?)
This weekend we had "CAMP MANDY"
Thanks for the cute sign Cathi!
It was really fun - we put up two tents in the back yard and had a good old fashioned camp out!
We played about 5 games (including a seed spitting contest - yum)
The kids also got to paint pet rocks (this is a great way to get rid of all the unwanted little rocks around your yard - haaaaaa am I smart or what???)
Then there was the decorate your own cupcake station..........
Opening presents around the fire...........................
When the boys all left - the real fun began!
Smores right before bed time?
(ok, so maybe I'm not the smartest)
BED TIME - YEAHHHHHHH
Are you exhausted just from reading this? So you can imagine how I feel! I think every kid needs a sleepover at least once in their life - this was IT!
I love my little Mandita and am so thankful for the little spark she brings to our family! She is at a fun age. She wants so badly to be little miss independent (like her sisters) and yet still relies so much on me. I'm going to relish this time I have with her, now that we are in double digits! Pleaseeeeee God - slow down this processsssss!!!
Happy 10th Birthday Amanda!
~I love u~