Player’s Gonna Play

While we had gotten to celebrate Gloria’s birthday with family earlier this week, today Gloria got to party with her friends at OmCulture. It was a fun-filled afternoon of gymnastics, dress-up, and ice cream cake!

As a special treat, Lauren also captured a classic video of Micah. Micah has always seemed to have a natural desire to dance. There are times that we’ll be listening to music or singing together and I’ll look over to see Micah’s hips moving subconsciously. This afternoon was another one of those moments, take a look for yourself:

IMG_3603Micah shakes it off


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Taking a horseriding break from circus play

IMG_3560Our cute little Ezzysaurus

IMG_3591Roar!

IMG_3597Time to cut the cake. It’s good to be seven!

IMG_3673BFF

Happy Birthday Gloria!

I can’t believe our first child turned seven this week. We celebrated both before and after camp today. In the morning we gave Gloria her gifts after breakfast, and I think we did ok since she looked at me with a big smile and said  “This was exactly what I wanted for my birthday. I don’t know how I could ever thank you enough!”

IMG_3444 Good morning birthday girl!

IMG_2963 Pancake breakfast

IMG_2978 Opening Micah’s gift of Boxcar Children

IMG_2971 And three more from Ezra

IMG_2972 Beanie Boos she expressed interest in the week before with Lauren

At camp her teachers had decorated her cubby, and then at Gloria’s request we had dinner out at Tutta Bella, home of pizza, meatballs, and gelato (who could ask for more?). Gloria seemed very happy today (and so grown up!).

IMG_2983 Pizza (and meatballs and beet salad) time!

IMG_2989Chocolate has been Gloria’s favorite Tutta Bella gelato choice for many years, often paired with a meatball and/or parmesan cheese