Zoe turned 7!
I won't lie and say it's gone quickly. Some days have seemed to last forever. But on a whole, she's a real blessing to me.
She helps so much with the babies and has a real love of life. She has energy that I wish I could bottle up. Zoe loves to hang from things, climb on things, and jump on the trampoline. She's a great story-writer and list-maker. She has inherited her mother's addiction to pens (and stationary products, in general).
Zoe's birthday lasted two weeks!
On her actual birthday, she celebrated in school: Chipwiches! She also had to make a poster to tell her class a little about herself. Then her classmates each write a little encouraging note that the teacher puts together for the birthday girl/boy. A great keepsake.
Saturday (9/19) we had Zoe's Family Birthday Dinner: Spaghetti 3 Ways (without sauce, tomato sauce and alfredo sauce) and Home-made Ice Cream cake.
Then, this past weekend (9/25-26), she had her first (and last for awhile) slumber party. Zoe invited three girls...and their American Girl Dolls...over for pizza, craft, movie, and "sleep". Here are some highlights:
(Molly, Karalyn, Maeve and Zoe)
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
The Craft (decorating tee-shirts)
Maeve didn't want to be in the picture, so Momma Barclay stood in for her!
The Movie (Kit Kittredge)
...thanks Dad for bringing the projector home and putting the movie on the wall. SO COOL!
The Sleeping Quarters
All-in-all, it wasn't that bad. The girls were up until a little after midnight and up around 6:30am. They were well-behaved and got along (for the most part). It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, actually. I'm not saying Zoe can have another sleepover this weekend...or even this year...but I haven't crossed it off the list forever!