Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My Baby turned 8!

My sweet Simone turned eight years old this month!  I cannot believe she can be that old already, time sure has flown.  She had a wonderful birthday week that included a fun day at camp with surprises hidden in her backpack, a visit from her grandparents, an amazing dinner at her favorite restaurant and a great pool party with her closest pals!  At one point she told me this had been the best birthday so far!

She got a lot of cool gifts and was thrilled with all her very big girl gadgets and clothes.

 She got her favorite foods-Dim Sum and bubble tea- and had her favorite cake-chocolate icebox.  My camera was all smeared up with somebody's fingerprints so I didn't get any of her blowing out candles  :( but I got Sammy-Wei's reaction to not having candles to blow out.  Absolute tears....it was so sad that the birthday gal allowed it to be re-lit for him to blow out!
 And then the pool party!  We had perfect weather and great friends for a few hours of swimming and food!  Simone was in her glory with all her pals running and splashing with her!
  Sammy had a blast as well and acted as the official party greeter!

 The boys filling up their water squirters. 
 Swim time!
 Cookie cake and popsicles for dessert.  (see where Sammy is, right in the action....JieJie was so patient)

It was a super fun week celebrating my darling dumpling's 8th Birthday!  And for the really big girl stuff...after her party she went with her grandparents for a week to D.C. to visit her cousins.  Boy oh boy did we miss her - but she had an amazing time getting really spoiled and having some important "alone" time with family.

Time sure flies and now I officially have an eight year old little lady!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY my sweet QingLu!  I love you!


Anonymous said...

Oh how I loved seeing this recap of your darling girl's big day! What a loving and patient Big Sis and it looks like her day was just as special and wonderful as she is!

They are both getting so big ~ ack, pause button please! :) I can say that cuz I have two right here doing the same thing!

Glad she had that special time in DC with cousins...I bet Sammy missed her like crazy and vice versa...but what an incredible visit that must have been for her!

Just can't wait to see you guys next month!!!! Safe travels later this week!!!!


P.S. BOTH dumplings?? CUTE as ever!

Lisa , Lauren and Tyler's Mom :)

michelle said...

What a beautiful young lady Simone is turning into! She is a wonderful big sister and I definitely wouldn't be able to resist those tears. I loved all of your birthday celebrating!