The day began with birthday pancake breakfast. Yep, we put candles in Anika's pancakes! I had the girls pose for a few outdoor shots prior to the party that evening. I included a photo of Anika at age five and a photo of Jasmine at age four so we can compare those to the current photos. I could go off on a tangent about how the girls have changed. BUT I WON'T!
The party was held indoors in a big warehouse like gymnasium. The floors and walls were trampolines in some areas. There was a large pit of blue and grey square shaped foam blocks the kids jumped into. Boy, I wish we had these types of places when I was growing up.
My husband and I are blessed to be able to provide our daughter with this birthday celebration. There were about 10 kids attending who are all special friends and family members. (Photos not included of other children for privacy). We ALL enjoyed the party this year. Especially me, nothing to clean! I love having a party someplace other than my house.
Created with Country Warmth and Clearly Skinny Alpha kits by Stacy's Backdoor Designs. I enjoyed using the brushed in Photoshop Elements to create the colored, chalked look of the blue and green areas of the background paper. Speaking of the paper, the texture of it is amazing.
This photo was taken at Apple Hill in October 2006. The girls have grown up so fast.
I am glad we have visited Apple Hill every year and now have made it a family tradition.
We did not take a family photo in front of this shop last fall when we visited there. BUT, I plan on it next year and the next and the next!
Do you and your family have a tradition of taking a certain family photo in a special place?
"Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world."