The big day has arrived.
Anna turned 13 today.
Anna started her day by getting up prior to 6am and making her bed and having her room arranged.
We are hopping that this trend continues!
Breakfast was a yummy Baked Oatmeal casserole.
There was a drawing of slips of paper..identifying the various gift bags and presents.
Eli and Anna both enjoyed a day without school work, as did Grandma.
Anna read some of her birthday letters in the morning, thank you from this Grandma for all of you who took the time to write them.
I know that the letters made Anna feel very special.
[Still time if you want to send a message to be added to her birthday folder!]
Angie and I hung out the wash and did some breakfast dishes.
Gerda started on Anna's birthday request of lasagna and cooked carrots with a sugar glaze.
Angie and Anna made the brownies, Anna's choice for her birthday cake.
Later she and I spread some light yellow frosting on top of brownies topped with flowers and candles.
Anna spent time with Eli and watched some movies and played some computer games.
Now she is off to volleyball practice..I think it has been a good day for her.
Tonight we will enjoy pizza for supper..a Thede tradition on Fridays.
Tonight is usually also movie night…don't know what we will be watching.
The fellows worked on their cabinets for the school today.
Mom's blood work returned better today, praise the Lord!
Return flight confirmed for Wednesday out of Cap Haitian.
Heard from Michigan today that they still are having winter. SIGH……..
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