Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hannah’s Kids Birthday Party

Life has been a fun kind of busy this week so blogging has been put on the back burner.  (Part of that busyness has been ordering a book of last year’s blog from Blog2Print.  I’m excited to have a copy of this journal in hard copy for Hannah and I to enjoy for years to come.)

The day before Hannah’s birthday we celebrated with a birthday party for she and 8 of her little friends.  The theme was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and we had such fun!  DSC_6995 I rented a room at a local community centre and it was a great way to have enough room to run around, play and celebrate together.  With the help of my parents we loaded up many of Hannah’s toys into our vehicles and all the party supplies we could find and created a space that was kid and parent friendly alike.  DSC_7019 I’ll keep this idea in mind for another year as my home is just too small for more than a few visitors at a time.  Friends also met us at the party and helped with the set up which made it all go like clockwork.  Thanks everyone!!  You helped to make this day extra special!

An attempt to take a group pic.  It was a lot like herding cats!!  I took about a dozen pics and this was the best of the group.  :o)  Really, they were having a good time even though it’s hard to see in this pic.  DSC_7015

This is a little clip of what it was like trying to get all the kids in one group shot.  Heh!! 

One of the toys the rec centre had was a popcorn table and it was a huge hit with the kiddos!  I think I’ll be taking a trip to Bulk Barn soon and buying popcorn kernels for Hannah to play with.  A great option during the cold winter weather when pool time isn’t an option.DSC_7004

It was fun when I looked over one time and this little group was gathered around the popcorn table.  This is Hannah plus her 3 daycare friends.  They have such fun together each day and I love the friendships that Hannah is building with all 3 of these other kiddos.  DSC_7000

The adorable Miss Molly posing with the big yellow ball


Pea knows that real men push pink strollers!DSC_6986

Chick and Pea offered to loan Hannah their slide for the party and it was a big hit with the kids!  Chick is showing her friends how to use the slide.  DSC_6987  Cheesy faced birthday girl! DSC_6998

Singing Happy Birthday!  Hannah was so excited this year when we sang Happy Birthday to her.  Check out that beautiful smile!

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Thank you for coming everyone and helping to make Hannah’s 2nd Birthday extra special!  As I looked at the group picture above it suddenly occurred to me that all of these friends are the children of new friends I’ve made over the past 6 years.  God has not only blessed Hannah and I with family and friends who have been part of my life for years, but He has also blessed us with an entirely new group of friends and we are both thankful for them!!


  1. I love that last picture of you and Hannah. Happy birthday to a beautiful girl! It's such a blessing to have new friends through adoption, isn't it? I feel lucky to have met you and to have a little tie to your world! The joy you have as a mom is inspiring.

  2. Wow, that's a wonderful birthday party and Hannah's birthday is one day after mine!

  3. happy birthday Hannah!

  4. Such a fun time was had!! Hannah is such a sweetie and had so much fun! Good times...

  5. Love the cake. I actually read the blog before going out for a walk and then drove Aidan crazy the whole time by singing Hot Diggity Dog. The popcorn is a great idea!


  6. Looks like a great party!! SO amazing to be able to celebrate with such special friends and family.

    Keep smilin!

    P.S. The tub can be made on a smaller version at home. I see it all the time on the crafty blogs I follow. A sensory tub they call it. We have one. You can use all sorts of things and make it different every time. Beans, flour, whatever!

  7. Happy Birthday she gets more BEAUTIFUL each day!


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