Thursday, April 06, 2006

Happy Birthday Kirsten


Tuesday was finally the big day Kirsten had been waiting for - her 9th birthday and a party in the afternoon. A small, low-key party was planned for six friends. They started with a game of hide a toy and seek it; then they played another little game. Opening gifts was next on the schedule, then cake. We then all gathered around the kitchen island and made a papercraft I'd prepared. When the girls were finished, there was still some time so they played several rounds of musical chairs. They all seemed to enjoy themselves very much.

Later in the evening most of our family went bowling with Kirsten's American Heritage Girls troop family bowling night. It was a nice way to cap off Kirsten's very happy day!

I'm going to have to keep you waiting for pics of my new stash from Seattle. Wednesday evening we had water in the basement, so we were occupied cleaning up that mess. I've spent much of today dealing with the remaining stuff. Most of the water was in the storage room where almost everything is stored up on shelves, but it did of course seep through into the adjoining laundry room. Our problem is (and this has happened to us before, you'd think we'd learn) the end irrigation faucet was left wide open last fall in order to drain it before winter. So when the irrigation water starts flowing again in the spring, it comes gushing from the wide open faucet. The water flows down around the side of the house to the window well of the storage room. With all the excitement of trips to Japan and Seattle, we just forgot that it was nearing time for the irrigation system to start up again. ARGH!!!!

So, no Spot Thursday stitching for me and I was able to real only a few blogs today. I keep plugging away at it during my breaks, so please bear with me while I catch up!

15 comments:

Lili said...

Kirsten looks so happy!
I am so so sorry to read about that water inside your house! Poor Von...
I'm also very late on reading blogs...
Enjoy your week end!

junesctung said...

Wow, Von. Its one party after another. Sure having fun.

Sorry about the water problem and no stitching. Hope all is well soon.

Susimac said...

Happy Birthday Kirsten.

Sorry to hear about your water leak, I hope it hasn't caused too much damage.

Barbara said...

Happy (after) birthday to Kirsten! And good luck drying out with no lasting damage!

tkdchick said...

Happy birthday Kirsten!!! You're almost 2 digits!!!

Carol said...

Oh my gosh! Kirsten looks so thrilled - what a gorgeous photo!!

cathymk said...

I hope Kirsten had a great day, Von. Your VS holiday sounded like great fun too.

BeckySC said...

Happy Belated B-day to your Kirsten!!

Dianne said...
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Dianne said...

What a sweet girl! Give her a belated birthday hug for me. My dear niece Tori turns 7 on Tuesday.
Sorry to hear about the water in your basement. We use to get water every time it rained more than 2 inches. I read about upgrading next to the house-we throw a few bags of topsoil where we had the problem and you know it helped! Good luck.

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Kirsten! Looks like a delicious cake!

Soory to hear of your water problem - hope there was no serious damage!

Stitchie Kiwi said...

Happy Birthday Kirsten! Looks like a lot of fun :)

I hope you cleaned up the water damage without too much trouble.

Rachael said...

Happy Birthday to Kirsten- sounds like she had a wonderful party.

Mylene said...

Belated happy birthday to Kirsten!! and that's a beautiful picture of her with the cake. Thanks for sharing.

p.s.
sorry, i am late with reading blogs these days.

Jenna said...

It looks like Kirsten had a wonderful time. I'm glad to hear it! I would offer belated greetings, but it really is FAR too late for me to do so. For a 9 year old, it's been AGES since then. ;)