Sunday, May 3, 2009

I'm I'm I'm I'm I'm I'm I'm 7!

"From birth I have relied on You;
You brought me forth from my mother's womb.
I will ever praise You."
Psalm 71:6


That is what Gabrielle was singing this morning in the bathroom. "I'm I'm I'm I'm I'm I'm I'm 7!" I could hear her song of glee all the way in another room. She was enjoying the afterglow of her 7th birthday party with her friends and our families. Her heart was filled with love, and we are so thankful.

Gabrielle's theme was "Strawberry Shortcake". Straw-ba-ba-ba-ba-berry -- sing it!

For her birthday outreach this year, her guests brought items for infant orphans with special needs. Gabrielle has a heart for orphans and those needing to be adopted. Praise the Lord -- we have a crib full of new items (specifically requested by the organization ministering to these children) for these precious babies: diapers, bottles, medicine, diaper rash cream, Baby Vapor Rub, etc. More on this later in the week. Gabrielle's guests were so generous and enthusiastic. Thank you!

Gabrielle invited her cousins, all the girls in her class and some other special girlfriends. Here are just a few...OK, more than a few...pictures. (I only post pictures when I am sure I have the parent's permission. So, only pictures where I know I have the "OK" from parents are here. In the fun-filled busyness of yesterday's party, I didn't ask all of the class moms. All of our guests pictures will be in Gabrielle's Creative Memories scrapbook pages from yesterday.)


Gabrielle lost her 5th tooth today!


Here are pictures from yesterday.




Gabrielle's first gift of the day...upon wakening...was from Joshua. Notice the Strawberry Shortcake "Best Friends" wrapping paper. Joshua wrapped it himself.









Nothing like girls in party dresses and birthday party finery

rolling down green grassy hills!





Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us!
Gabrielle loves you!
We love you, Gabrielle!
"...let the light of Your face shine upon us, O LORD."

Psalm 4:6

3 comments:

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Looks like an amazing time was had by all.

What beautiful photos of everyone!

Great shot of Heather - I miss you two!!!

Lots of love - Jill

Gabrielle congrats on the 5th tooth - today Jordan lost her 2nd. She is not too far behind :)

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Hi Precious Friend!

I just wanted to say thank you for the Patty Cakes video tip!

The children are watching it right now and LOVE IT!

Hugs!
Jill

Chatty Kelly said...

I love the fun with the BIG pink bow. Too cute.