Tuesday, August 4, 2009

More catching up

Both girls' birthdays are in July. The girls' "adopted" grandparents had us over to celebrate when their daughter was in town for a visit. She is a special friend to the girls (me, too), even though she's my age.

Julianne spent the day with them and got to decorate the cake. They put 26 candles on it (14 for Julianne, 12 for Allison) and the girls blew them out together.

Allison's actual birthday came during Family Camp.

This year, Clarence was home on both of their birthdays so they opened their presents first thing in the morning, rather than having to wait for dinner time.

In our family, when they get a gift, someone holds it over their head and asks "Eat it, wear it, or play with it?"

Julianne crocheted this hat for Allison. When Julianne made one this spring, Allison told her she wanted one for her birthday. Lucky for her, Julianne remembers things like that. Unfortunately, the flower on the side isn't very visible in this picture.

Allison is our pie maker around here. She didn't realize until recently that pie crust shields existed. Once she heard of them, they went on her wish list. She says I can borrow this if I ever actually make a pie.

We also gave her some cash. With her birthday falling during Family Camp, she can use it to take an hour long trail ride on horseback, which, I believe, is her favorite gift every year.
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  1. Happy belated Birthday to the girls. Love the gifts!

  2. YAY! That's super cool! How come I've never had an allison pie though? lol.

  3. I love that hat. I did notice the flower and I bet it is really cute!

    Happy belated birthday to Julianne and Allison.

    BTW, I was the designated pie mker in the house as a teenager. I didn't have pie shields, I had tin foil. Pie crust shields are better!

    Becky K.


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