The greatest experience, the one which shakes a soul with hopes and fears, the results of which are never ending, and incidentally, the one which pays the biggest dividends, is to be found in the adoption of children.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


And what a day it was! Maria had such a wonderful time! Her 8th birthday party was a success and I don't believe she could have had more fun.
After much thought, she decided on a Tangled party theme again for this year. We made invitations and invited her first grade class plus some extra special friends who don't go to her school. We had the party in the ministry center at church and rented inflatables for the kids to play in and on. They all had such a good time!
We took a break for craft time. My sister came up with the idea of making satchels (in honor of Flynn Rider). After the satchels were finished we had a scavenger hunt for gold covered chocolate coins and golden wrapped bubble gum. The satchels were adorable and the kids loved making them (and filling them with yummy loot).
They used their satchels to carry their pinata stash too! Those bags came in very handy!
Next, the pizza came. We had to keep up our strength with all that bouncing and sliding ;) and then of course, cake and ice cream. To top it all off, we had to send the kids home with a little more sugar. The cotton candy machine was a big hit and everyone took a bag home.
Such a great birthday party! It was wonderful to see the kids have so much fun! There were some adults who enjoyed themselves too!!
Happy 8th birthday Maria! We love you sweetheart!
Thanks to all who helped, especially my big guys who loaded the inflatables back into the trucks when it was all over.
A party fit for a Princess!!

Gordon Mote - Don't Miss the Glory