Sunday, March 18, 2012

Alyssa Turns 9

Hard to believe that we're already on birthday #3 of birthday season!  Alyssa's birthday fell on the day we toured the Braum's factory and drove back to the Dallas area.  I think she was kind of bummed about that.  However, her best friend's birthday is just two weeks after hers, and Zaynah had asked her mom if she could wait to celebrate her own birthday until Alyssa returns!  Super sweet, huh?  Well, Alison decided to throw a little impromptu birthday gathering for both girls before we took off again.  Friends, pizza, and ice cream cake....  We just couldn't swing the usual Zavocki birthday traditions of choosing the menu for the day and choosing your own cake because it was too crazy busy, and our oven is acting up...bummer!  Alyssa did get to choose some birthday flowers, albeit belatedly, and they were beautiful!

Sorry we didn't get to celebrate in the usual way, Alyssa, but I'm so glad you got to celebrate with one of your best friends!  And by the way, how in the world did you get so big?  The memory of your grand entrance just nine years ago still seems so crystal clear in my mind!  It was such a huge blessing that you came so fast!  Nine years later, you continue to bless us with your amazing smiles, laughter, and helpful spirit.  Soooo glad God made you a part of our family!

Alyssa and her best friend Zaynah
Alahni and Satara baked ice cream cakes for the occasion!
The birthday girls!  Zaynah is just 2 weeks younger than Alyssa.
It was a beautiful day for playing outside
Jake thought the dog dish was made for sitting
Fighting for the driver's seat
Cuddling with Auntie Alison

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