Isabella turned 8 years old Saturday. I can’t believe it! Her grandma helped us have a surprise birthday party for her back in our hometown. Having it in Thornville allowed more family to attend and Isabella had a chance to spend time with her cousins. Here are some pictures from the day:
Then we drove until we thought she would start to recognize her surroundings. We stopped and blindfolded her and then threatened bodily harm to the other kids if they told where we were. Thankfully she had no clue and was surprised when we walked into the house and everyone was there. The kids played and danced together, ate gluten-free cupcakes and watched Isabella open presents. When it was all over we relaxed and spent the night enjoying time around the fire while it steadily snowed outside.
I think she had a great time. I have decided she needs to stay 8 years old…I don’t think I can handle her turning nine, especially since she said she was halfway old enough to driving. Thank you to all who came and helped us celebrate.