Monday, June 11, 2012

Brailey Shaye - A Decade Old!

Yes, our first born, Brailey Shaye, is now TEN YEARS OLD! Can you believe it?! I find it hard to believe myself... It is painful to have them grow up so fast and yet she is more amazing every day of her precious life. Our Brailey Shaye-Shaye has been a blessing to everyone she meets from the day she was born. She had a great birthday, and the celebration spanned over two days - her actual birthday, which was Wednesday, and then the next day we drove to Burns where Gramma and Papa had a small birthday party for her with Aunt Sharon, Uncle Jim and Uncle Walt. The pictures tell most of the story. She is a happy, lucky, loved, blessed child! And TEN!
Birthday Outfit - it is traditional for her to wear a special dress on her birthday.
 A  Birthday Kiss from her sweet baby brother!
She could not WAIT to eat her special cake pops from our favorite Renee - are these adorable or what?! 

She has been saving her money and begging us for an iPop Touch for months and months. I really didn't want her to have one. But she is such a good kid and very mature for her age, and so we decided to let her spend her birthday money on one, and she was THRILLED! (Thanks Aunti Nicoley for adding to the stash!) Now we have to learn how to run it... We need Uncle Brian's help, big time!
And the day after her birthday, we arrived in Harney County! The vase of flowers has a picture of her on it I made for my mom years ago (about eight - I think she was two?). So cute!
The Three Stooges? Nah... But it is sort of funny how my dad and his siblings sat on these stools, in birth order! Uncle Walt, my dad (Wess) and Aunt Sharon. It was so sweet of them to come and celebrate with us and to see them and spend time together. And they very kindly added even MORE to Brailey's cash stash, which she now has to replenish.
 Floating butterfly candles...
 The feast! My mom is SO the best cook I know!

 This is a special ice cream cake my mom made that ended up being a bit of a challenge, but she did it, and it tasted amazing! So it was worth all the pain of creating it. The things Grandmas do for their grandkids! 


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  2. omg twin, we have soooo much to catch up on!!! I can't believe our baby is 10!!!!


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