Saturday, August 7, 2010

Micaiah turns 7

A birthday surprise
We bought a bike from our neighbors for Micaiah's birthday. For now, she has training wheels to help her legs get strong and coordinated. But, I don't think it'll take long to get the hang of things. She was excited about this birthday surprise.

A party with friends
Micaiah was excited when it was time for her friends to arrive.

Evidence that the party was well attended.

Micaiah chose to have a carrot cake. Her Nana would have been proud.
I'm not sure I've ever seen someone open so many presents in a row.
The girls played a lot of games centered around caterpillars and butterflies. This theme started because of the balloons we got. Beth demonstrated how to balance the caterpillar balloon. We had a relay race where the girls had to balance the balloons on their palms.

Micaiah also invited our helpers' children. They were too shy to join in most of the activities. Shyness is common characteristic of the people here.
Micaiah wanted these noise-makers as one of the party favors. 18 of those with eighteen young mouths to put them in certainly made plenty of noise.
Elijah found a great place to hide from all the girls and do puzzles. Us boys (both of us; Nathanael abandoned the fort) were outnumbered by a ratio of about 12:1.

One of the games was to pull a prize (necklace or bracelet) out of a container of rice.
Micaiah had a great time, but Elijah had a good time too.

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