The Journey of a Lifetime

Ryan and I have decided to pursue our forth adoption and add another beautiful baby to our family. We couldn't be happier and are thrilled! Join us in our journey in adopting baby Schlenner!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My Blonde Turns 9!!!

Happy Birthday Gabriella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Easter Monday marked Gabriella's GOLDEN BIRTHDAY!!!! She was 9 years old on the 9th of April!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I'm only a day late posting!) We kicked off the day with our traditional birthday "breakfast in bed!" The night before Gabriella picked out her birthday menu: Baked Egg Souffle, blueberry muffins, fruit! So momma got up extra early and was preparing the royal breakfast for Ms. Birthday Beauty!!!!

And she loved it!!!!!!!!!! Daddy was up and out the door at work Jocelyn had the honors of video taping for me while I brought in the breakfast!!! Gabriella was all smiles on her special day!

And of course, the tribe was right behind me! Ahnya, Magnus and Jocelyn sung their little hearts out to the "Happy Birthday tune" together and jumped in bed with big sister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We all had breakfast with Gabriella in BED!!!!!!

...................Naughty and naughtier here......................................

That evening, when dad finally pulled himself away from work, we went out for dinner and came home to gifts!!!!

Gabriella got an American Girl doll that is named "Rebecca." And she is Russian!!!!!!!!!!! How cool is that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gabriella is so prideful of her Russian heritage!!! She is a sponge to anything and everything Russian! So happy American Girl makes these special dolls for children to learn different nationalities.

Gabriella also received some American Girl books, American Girl clothing and matching clothing with her and her doll, and accessories! IT was an American Girl doll theme!

Here's Magnus with his smerk! What a sweet little stinkiner!!!!!! He was trying to open Gabbi's gifts and I think I caught him in the middle of "thinking" about pouncing on another gift to try and open!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's Gabriella with "Rebecca."

.................both in their matching robes!

.....................waiting for birthday cake!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday my sweetie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you with all my heart!!!!!!!!!!!! So glad I am your momma!!!!

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