LR’s Seventh Birthday Party

LR awoke to a huge pile of presents. Yeah!!!!

LR awoke to a huge pile of presents. Yeah!!!!

Her main present was a sewing kit, complete with pins, needles, fabric, thread, yarn, knitting needles, scissors and marking chalk, and most importantly, a big box with lots of little compartments to keep it all organised.

Her main present was a sewing kit, complete with pins, needles, fabric, thread, yarn, knitting needles, scissors and marking chalk, and most importantly, a big box with lots of little compartments to keep it all organised.

LR opens one of her presents from RJ, a glowing speaker for her ipod. He spent a lot of time with Mom carefully choosing something he knew she would like.

LR opens one of her presents from RJ, a glowing speaker for her ipod. He spent a lot of time with Mom carefully choosing something he knew she would like.

LR also received a phone call from the USA. Grandma Wendy and Grandpa Jeff called to wish her Happy Birthday!

LR also received a phone call from the USA. Grandma Wendy and Grandpa Jeff called to wish her Happy Birthday!

Grammy stopped by to deliver her present (from Poppa too). An art kit with charcoal, pencils, brushes, and a sketch pad -- perfect for taking with you, anywhere.

Grammy stopped by to deliver her present (from Poppa too). An art kit with charcoal, pencils, brushes, and a sketch pad -- perfect for taking with you, anywhere.

Dad promised he would decorate her cake exactly as she wanted it. LR joined in to help make it perfect. Requirements: the planet Saturn, bacterial colonies, a strand of DNA and some writing.

Dad promised he would decorate her cake exactly as she wanted it. LR joined in to help make it perfect. Requirements: the planet Saturn, bacterial colonies, a strand of DNA and some writing.

Mom sets down the cake as LR dangerously wields the notorious Birthday Cake Knife.

Mom sets down the cake as LR dangerously wields the notorious Birthday Cake Knife.

While LR’s actual birthday fell during the school week, LR’s party had to wait until the weekend. She spent days planning the event and how everything would work. The main focus of the party was to have everyone act in a play that she had put together. She put significant amounts of thought in to who should play each role, and to anticipate problems that might occur. During the party, groups of people would act out a scene at the house, while the others played games across the road at the park. Taking turns acting and playing, none of the girls had the chance to see the entire production until it was edited and put together for a grand screening at the end of the party. Everyone loved it!

LR's birthday party was a carefully planned event. Everyone was required to wear a costume. LR chose to dress as a princess.

LR's birthday party was a carefully planned event. Everyone was required to wear a costume. LR chose to dress as a princess.

LR and the girls played different games at the park.

LR and the girls played different games at the park.

Food time! A horde of hungry girls swarms the table.

Food time! A horde of hungry girls swarms the table.

While one group of girls played games across the road, the rest performed for the video camera in a suspensful tale of deceit and treachery (directed by Dad). The footage was edited while the kids ate cake and other goodies. Once done, they all sat down to watch themselves in their own movie. The entire concept was LR's plan from the beginning and everyone loved it!

While one group of girls played games across the road, the rest performed for the video camera in a suspensful tale of deceit and treachery (directed by Dad). The footage was edited while the kids ate cake and other goodies. Once done, they all sat down to watch themselves in their own movie. The entire concept was LR's plan from the beginning and everyone loved it!


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