Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy 7th Birthday

Hermela celebrated her 7th birthday yesterday. She was so excited to turn 7 because now she's as old as Caleb. We've started the tradition of having a special outing with each child on their birthdays instead of doing a big party.

First, my mom takes them out for breakfast. This year Caroline went along as her birthday is the day after we get back from Ethiopia and we didn't want her to miss out.

Then I took Hermela for her first pedicure. I get a pedicure about once a year, so this is a really special treat (for her and me). The ladies there were so nice to her and even painted little flowers onto her big toes.

Then it was off for ice cream. She ate that whole thing! I kept telling her she didn't have to finish it (it was the smallest size they had and still huge). I calculated the cost of if we had brought our whole family with us--it would have been $50--for ice cream people. Somethings wrong with that picture don't you think? She really enjoyed the one on one time with me.

After eating her way around town and having her requested hot dog dinner, she only had room for one bite of chocolate cake--her tummy was too full.

She said it was her best birthday ever.

Happy Birthday Big 7 Year Old!!!!


  1. Happy Birthday Hermela. What a beautiful cake to match a beautiful girl.
    And that is the biggest ice-cream cone I've ever seen. Yummy!!
    Love you,
    Aunt Debbie

  2. Happy birthday, sweet girl! Wow! What a day! She'll be having sugar dreams for a week! :)

    By the way, I think it's a neat idea to do something other than a big party every year. We reserve the big parties for only certain birthdays, like 5, 10, 13, etc. and have smaller, more intimate birthday celebrations for the others. Our kids are totally okay with that and don't even get jealous when one child gets a big party and the others don't that year. They understand the system.

    God bless!

  3. beautiful girl! happy birthday!!

  4. Happy Birthday Hermela! I hope it was the best one yet. I bet your toes look fabulous! :)