Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Halle Lin turned 5...

 on December 20!  

I have so much I want to write about.  

There's so much to share and record before I forget, but before anything else, Halle is the star.

We started celebrating the night before by hanging streamers on her door frame after she fell asleep (so when she woke up in the morning, she'd walk through streamers!)

After she woke up, she opened her 4 gifts from us -
Following our gift giving rule, "Something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read."

Want - Mermaid Barbie
Need - an Abacus
Wear - a jazzy birthday shirt
Read - some new Usbornne books

After opening our gifts and eating breakfast, Halle and I went out on a special date.

Our first stop was to get her ears pierced.  We had the earrings picked out, papers signed, earrings in the piercers, spots marked on her ears, she was was sitting on my lap in the chair...
and she said, "I don't want to."

(after talking with her for several minutes and trying to convince her that it wouldn't hurt that bad...)

I said, "Ok."

So.... we went to Starbuck's and enjoyed some drinks and conversation together.

After Starbuck's, we went to Uncle Bill's Pet Store to hold a couple animals.
Her choice.  Her favorite place.

Then we went and picked out her birthday cake for the family party we would host that night.

We had a nice and quiet afternoon and then family started arriving around 5:00

We enjoyed veggie pigs in blankets, mac n cheese and some other finger foods.

She had a night filled with more gifts and lots of love from family.

When she went to bed that night, she said, "This is the best birthday ever."
(with a speech problem on her /r/ sound)

 She's a doll.

 She's an animal lover.

 She's wild.

She's crazy.

Happy Birthday, Halle Lin!

We're so happy God chose you to be our daughter.

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