in the same week. That is a lot of cake. But this year was extra special for Lily.
LILY TURNED 8!!!
And around these parts we think 8 is GREAT!
This year Lily's Gran asked if she could plan a special birthday party for her. All my sisters asked if they could hire her to do their next party because she did such a good job. It was fun watching my mom plan and be excited and being so involved. She seemed to be having just as much fun as the kids. Thanks mom for creating a fun memory for Lily,
They played good old time party games. Pin the tail on the rabbit. a treasure hunt and a craft made out of a wash cloth into a bunny etc.
My Grandma Hansen used to have "miniature" parties for my sisters when we turned 8. She did one for Erica too. This year it was not possible, so my mom carried on the tradition.
When I say miniature, I mean she made homemade mini hot dog and hamburger buns, mini cakes, fruit cut very small, little cookies, mini ice cream cones etc.
In our family, when we turn eight, we also can choose to be baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, by someone who holds the Melchizedek Priesthood. Lily choose her dad to baptize her.
Lily's baptism day was made even more special by the fact that her best friend and cousin, Greta, would join her in the same special ordinance. Greta went first and then stood at the top of the font and watched Lily be baptized. They then held hands and stepped into the dressing room together. You can gather from this picture they are very fond of each other.
I feel blessed that all my children have now taken on the covenant of baptism. Ours can now be a forever family.