We celebrated Abigail’s birthday last weekend. It’s hard to believe she is 7 years old! I think she is really much older. You see, she asked everyone to bring things for the animal shelter instead of bringing presents for her. We never suggested it or even mentioned that they need stuff at the shelter. She decided completely on her own to ask for donations. So, everyone who came to her party brought things for animals including leashes and collars, dog and cat food, cleaning products, and cat litter. She was delighted as she delivered it to the shelter yesterday. I am so proud of my big little girl!
She still had a big time at her party too. We rented a shelter at a local city park and she invited family and some friends. There was a playground nearby so they stormed the castle and launched off in space ships and taught school, all in the jungle gym. We jump-roped and hula-hooped and played whiffle ball. It was a great time and Abigail told me it was her best birthday ever!
My birthday is a ways off yet, but I think I may follow her lead…it’s hard to beat a good game of whiffle ball!