Monday, August 20

Party Number 10


This weekend Hope celebrated her 10th birthday with some of her closest friends.  She doesn't officially turn 10 until Wednesday, but the kids in our area are back in public school and Saturday made sense.  She had an amazing time, and although mama would have loved to throw a (pretty) party at home, Hope opted for a gymnastics shindig.  ;))

For her party this year, Hope stitched up her own treat bags (which were snatched up before I could even snap a picture) and requested Dairy Queen ice cream cake.  We bought Poesy a little gift, too-- just for fun.  My grandma always did that for the grandkids and it always made birthday parties even MORE fun!

It's a little mind blowing that she is almost 10.  I love watching her grow-- every year is just as amazing as the last.  I am definitely proud of this little lady.


36 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a memorable time! Cute photos :)
    -K

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  2. Poe just kills me, seriously. That kid is adorable!

    I'm glad Hope had fun at her bday, she looks like quite the little gymnast there on the balance beam!

    With Love From Michigan

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  3. Already saw these on Facebook but they're so cute! looks like everyone had fun...

    cheers from Paris!

    Val
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  4. That looks like a fun party! Happy birthday for Wednesday Hope :)

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  5. Happy birthday Hope! What a fun party - she's such a great little gymnast!!

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  6. so fun! the 10 year old in me is completely jealous of hope's gymnast abilities! i would have loved love loved that!

    happy happy birthday to you hope! what a beautiful age 10 is!

    xoxo

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  7. When I was little, gymnastics parties were all the rage. So fun!

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  8. Hope has become quite the gymnast! She looks great up on the balance beam!!!! And Poe is just as cute as ever! So happy she had a wonderful birthday celebration. I celebrated my birthday this past weekend as well. (my day is tomorrow, the 21st) ;)

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  9. My parent's bought us a present on each others birthdays. I loved it and it will always be a great memory. I love Poe's little leotard too.

    Happy Birthday Hope!

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  11. Ha i have 5 (full siblings) so if my parents bought us all a gift they would be broke as broke can be! xo Elly

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  12. My lil lady is 10 as well and I love the age too, still has the enthusiasm of a little girl and so clever about the world at the same time :)

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  13. Katie, your girls are so adorable.:)

    Happy Birthday, Hope! Double digits!:)

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  14. I'll bet she loved watching the gymnastics during the Olympics!
    i love that she is letting everyone else open her gift - how kind.
    happy birthday Hope!

    ~dee

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  15. Awesome party! Happy birthday to Hope! (Wish I had the flexibility for gymnastics - haha!) She really is a lovely kid!

    Cheers from the Philippines :)
    Andz
    http://innocentwild.blogspot.com/

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  16. My parents used to do the same. When it was one child's birthday, the other had a cool gift too. It was so much fun !!

    Hope seems to enjoy her birthday ! :D Congrats for organisation and stylish the event !

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  17. Hope and Poesy seem like the sweetest, cutest kids anyone could ask for! I'm not the biggest fan of kids, but when I read all your uplifting posts about them and their shenanigans, it really really makes my day :)

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  18. What a special birthday 10 is! Looks like Hope and all her girly girls had lots of fun. Oh, and Poe in that pink leotard with those painted nails? I die!

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  19. Haha trying to feed the cookie monster :) Too cute!

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  20. Wow, look at Hope on that balance beam! It looks like it was an amazing time - I love all the pics. You have a magical little family lady. :) Happy 10th birthday Hope!

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  21. What a little cutie! I loved gymnastics too when I was 10. :)
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  22. looks like a fabulous time, & a fun birthday for hope to remember! :)

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  23. Such a cute cake topper! And gymnastics parties are always fun for the kids-you can celebrate at home on her real birthday and really extend the fun!
    Cheers!
    Deirdre

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  24. This looks like so much. Time sure does fly. I know the feeling.

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  25. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
    And this looks like a perfect birthday party! :)

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  26. Happy Birthday beautiful Hope!

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  27. OMG those little red toesies on Poe are ah-dorable!!

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  28. Happy Birthday, Hope! Ps; for a split second I thought Poe was James' little Gemma! They look so similar to me at times. Beautiful girls, all of you <3

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  29. Such cute pictures! Hope she had a fabulous birthday :-)
    Victoria

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  30. That is so awesome. it is cool to see a little of the gymnastics dismount on the balancing beam! yey! I hope she had a marvelous bunch of birthday parties.
    +Victoria+

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  31. how adorable! and look at hope go! she's so talented!

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  32. Happy birthday to Hope! And wow, she seems already so good at gymnastics! I'm really jealous of her! :)

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  33. oh my gosh, that last picture of Poe kills me.

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