This past Friday, Patricia turned ten! That's double digits & that's a big deal! Happy, happy birthday, Patricia! I wanted to post earlier but it has been a fun-packed weekend & there hasn't been time.
We decided that this year's birthdays were going to be low key- just simple family celebrations. What delights my heart is that our children love this! They do not need a ton of gifts or a big party to make them feel special. :) We did invite my parents and our friends from church, the Coppicks, over for a barbecue. The children enjoyed playing games:
Cake is always fun:
The boys helped Papa get the corn ready:
On Saturday, my mother invited Patricia & I to tea at Tea Leaves and Thyme, which is a tea room. What a special time of memories! :) We enjoyed wearing fun hats & eating the yummy food:
After tea, my mother let Patricia pick out a tea cup. It is fun to see Patricia's collection grow (she has 3 cups) because I also collect tea cups & teapots. :) I keep them in my craft room- it is fun to have a girlie room. :)
We went to a fabric store afterward & I bought some fabric to make Elizabeth & Abigail a dress. (I want to go back to get some fabric for Patricia.) My parents came over so that Mom could help Patricia & I sew- what a blessing to have them live closer! Here is a pic of what the dress will look like:
We are so thankful for Patricia & pray that the Lord would continue to bless her life! She has a tender spirit towards others & God, for which we praise the Lord.