Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy Birthday, Reese!


Anna-Marie (barely visible at the bottom of the pile), Savannah, Reese, and Rachael.

Her party was at a swimming pool (indoor, thank God, since it was like 54* outside)

Raeghan, Rachael, Reese, Anna-Marie, and Savannah, which together represent a good chunk of China: Guangdong, Chongqing, Shanxi, Hunan, and Yunnan.

Reese's cake (no, we didn't make it)





Reese turned 5 on October 8. Life has just been nuts since then, so I haven't really had a chance to post. She wanted to have her party at a pool, so fortunately, we were able to get her party at a nice indoor pool, so our little fish was thrilled. She had a fun party with the R's there: Kim, Bryan, Anna-Marie, and Savannah; the W's there: Charlotte, Evelina, Riley, Raeghan, and Rachael; the B's: Bob, Meredith, and Allison-Grace, and Kammy, along with our Uncle (our mom's brother) Jeff, Aunt Mandy, Justin and Caroline, and Grandma Debbie.

Reese had a ball, she got a Leapster 2 (which she loves and I highly recommend), a charger for it, a case (we got the messenger bag style, despite the fact it only comes in blue/green), and 2 games (Pet Pals and Ni-Hao, Kai-Lan's Beach Party). She got several books, a Mulan Barbie, a Chinese Barbie, a Scooby-Doo movie, a dancing/singing poodle, some make-up stuff (she loves make-up stuff and nails), and some Color Wonder marker things.

Her favorite part was definitely the pool. She's a little fish when appropriately dressed in a life jacket. She loves to swim and play in the water.

It's so weird to think we've now had 3 birthdays with her, and the two before that she was well-cared for and her special day truly celebrated. She's an amazing little girl, and I love her to pieces, even though she's ornery and can be a brat (but that's a kid for you, right?).

Happy Birthday, Reesey!

Reese's 1st birthday, in China. October 8, 2005
Reese's 2nd birthday, in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. October 8, 2006.
Reese's 3rd birthday, her first at home with us. October 8, 2007.



4th birthday, ~October 8, 2008

5th birthday (actually taken on October 10, 2009).


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