March 15 is Deysi's birthday...and what a birthday! Turning 8 is a big deal...and lots of people helped her to really have a special day.
First, presents at breakfast (note the Cheerios--we have a cereal convert, folks!!)
Then, a fun party with Mrs. Sarubbi's second grade class at St. Paul's School (thanks so much to Mrs. Sarubbi, Mrs. Chrisman and all the wonderful second graders for such a special treat!)
Some amazing presents from the teachers and kids (note tiara!!) :)
Sporting our St. Pauls School hats!
Later, we had a great visit with our wonderful friends Therese and John Sheehan (Tia Teresa and Tio John!)
Dad, Deysi and Therese playing "Trouble"
Everyone at dinner (the beautiful flowers were a gift from John and Therese for Deysi)
Pesque! (Go Fish)
(please ignore obnoxiously loud singing on my part--that's what happens when you're closest to the mic!)
I LOVE this picture!
Tio John, Deysi and Tia Teresa :)
Some more really fun presents...
Including THIS funny thing!!!
Showing off my photo album (thanks, Madrina Melia, Michelle and Andrea!)
Then today (Wednesday), my sister Beth came to visit and we had lots of fun playing and showing off our reading skills and spending a little birthday money at Target!
Another round of "Trouble" and fascinated by the dice "bubble"
And tonight we had a lovely dinner with my good friends Lindsay and Chip and their kids, Lila and Cooper. The turkey meatloaf and muffins got two thumbs up (I'm not kidding--Deysi ate three muffins!!!) and we had a great time playing lacrosse and holding the baby and using the magnadoodle (and we old folk got to talk, which we always seem to like to do...)
Deysi, Cooper and Lila
FELIZ CUMPLEANOS to Melia, our dear volunteer, who shares her birthday with her Goddaughter Deysi, and to Yolanda who turned 16!