Sunday, August 24, 2008

Officially a Teenager!

Happy Birthday to Jesse! She woke up to the family singing Las Mañanitas to her, and then she had her favorite breakfast of crepes on the red "You Are Special" plate. It was complete with the red and pink roses that Mary and Bruce picked the day before.
Later in the day we went shopping with all the gift cards and money that her friends very generously gave her for her birthday. Since this is one of Jesse's favorite activities (she did NOT get this from me), she was delighted to do this on her birthday!
Later in the day, we had Hawaiian Haystacks for dinner and then Jesse, Mary and I went to see Kung-Fu Panda. She said it was one of her best birthdays ever.We got to see Aunt Lorna Kay, Kaylee and Kaleb for a few minutes before they took off to run errands in Boise.

It's so fun to have Jesse as a daughter. She is a mover and a shaker! When Jesse's around, things get done, things are happening, things are stirred up. Most of the time that's good, and sometimes, not so good. :) I am grateful to her for tons of help around the house, help with Peter and Libby, help with running my life. Heavenly Father knew I needed a daughter like Jesse to be right where she is in the family. I love her so much. She is the spark that keeps me hopping - that's for sure! She also made the A team for 8th grade volleyball (the best team) this week. She will be busy playing volleyball and soccer. The practice times are different, so she can do both. As you can see from the pictures, she is becoming a lovely young lady and growing and learning so much.

Happy Birthday Jesse!

1 comment:

wenderful said...

Oh, I'm glad she had such a good birthday. She is a darling girl. Congratulations on making the A team Jesse!