Eight is great.
That's what we're saying around our house these days. There has been much celebration surrounding this latest birthday of ours:
a cookie cake
a gymnastic party
singing with windows down and volume UP
a (small) slumber party
a Labour Day in New Zealand celebration (Did you know October 22nd was Labour Day in New Zealand? Anna Grace has known ever since I put up the calendar on the fridge. She skipped ahead and discovered this fun fact at the beginning of the year.)
a trip to the zoo with Anna Grace's great-grandmother and birthday buddy
and to finish it up, there was the birthday dinner with her grandparents and family.
Eight is great, my dear, and you are well loved indeed.
But at this point, I'm with the lions.
Happy birthday, Anna Grace! May the Lord bless you and keep you, make his face to shine upon you and give you peace. We all love you dearly!!!