Last week we celebrated Alyssa's 8th birthday! I know I say this all the time, but I really can't believe that she is already that old! Those 8 years flew by!!
Alyssa wanted a pirate ship cake for her birthday this year.
Alyssa loved all of her presents. She got a zhu zhu pet and legos from Grandma & Grandpa Smith. She also got a game and bath set.
Grandma & Grandpa Wheeler gave Alyssa a gift card to Build-a-Bear Workshop. This is what she got. Her puppy's name is Fluffy.
Alyssa loves to play games and have races, so we thought a Minute to Win It birthday party was the perfect fit.
The girls had to stack 5 apples. That's a lot harder than it looks. I think the highest tower was 4 apples.
This is called the baby rattle. The kids had to get the Gobstoppers from one bottle to the other. It didn't work too well because the bottles still had a little bit of water in them and the Gobstoppers got gooey and sticky. Woops.
It was a weekend full of celebration because we also had Martin Luther King day off, so we took the family to see Megamind. I actually really liked it. It had some funny parts that made me laugh out loud (that's a rare occurrence). It was a great weekend!
Fun Facts about Alyssa
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food: Crab
Favorite Book: Magic Treehouse
Favorite Movie: Scooby Doo
Favorite TV Show: Clifford
Favorite Song: A Year Without Rain
Favorite Scripture Story: The Birth of Jesus
Favorite Thing About School: (besides recess and lunch) Reading. She's also a member of the Running Club.
Fun Things to Do: Play with Barbies, Hang out with Mom, Play with Legos, Take a Bath, Play Games, Make Crafts, and Playing Piano
Talents: Alyssa is a very sweet girl and a good friend. She is really easy going and enjoys playing with others. She's a peacemaker in the home. She is good at doing her own hair and puts together interesting outfits. Sometimes she has a talent for being sneaky. :)
We sure love Alyssa. She holds a special place in the hearts of those she meets and we are so happy she's a part of our family.