Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Happy 8th Birthday, Mackenzie

September 1 was our granddaughter's 8th birthday. A really big day when you are 8. We were invited for a birthday dinner and cake. We got there early and I went upstairs to take a picture of Mackenzie's new blue bedroom....courtesy of The 3 Stooge's Painting Company. She wanted a blue and pink bedroom and since she already had the pink comforter and accessories, the rest was easy. Here is Mackenzie with little sister, Zoey. The birthday honoree always gets to pick the menu and sometimes in the past that has been very interesting. When Zoey was 3 she wanted macaroni and cheese (Kraft type) and corn. That was a very yellow meal. Mackenzie had a more balanced menu of meat loaf, mashed potatoes, and glazed baby carrots. I also brought a dish of what we call "Pineapple Stuff".
After we finished eating this nice meal that Stephanie prepared, Mackenzie was ready to open her gifts. Our family is pitifully small now, since Bruce's Mom and my parent's have passed away. There are only 7 of us now (not including Annie who thinks she is a people). No matter though, we still have a good time.
Mackenzie was excited to open the clock radio gift from Mommy and Daddy. She and Zoey have to get up early to get to the daycare center so that will come in handy.
Grandma and Papa gave her several different art books and supplies. She is quite the little artist and loves doing all types of paper crafts.
Uncle Dennis, being a bachelor without children, decided on a gift card from Target. She loved it!

Time for the best part in my opinion, the cake!

Make a wish and blow out those candles girl!

Little sister, Zoey, gave Mackenzie a Rummikub game. After cake, we all played a few games of that.

Rummikub is a fun, family game and we all won a game before the evening was over.

In 2 weeks Mackenzie is having a slumber party to celebrate her birthday with 7 of her school friends. I think I'll stay home for that one and get a good night's sleep. My job for the next several days will be to work off the calories from that piece of birthday cake. It sure was good, though!
Until next long for now!


Rick and Paulette said...

You are have really cute looking granddaughters! There's nothing like a nice family birthday party - looks like it was a lot of fun.

squawmama said...

I am so happy that Mackenzie is happy with her BLUE room. Sounds like you all had fun. We have a very small family too... But very close!

Have Fun & Travel Safe

Jerry and Suzy said...

The blue and the pink go so well together! The Three Stooges did a nice job.

Good pix of the two lovely granddaughters. Thanks for sharing Mackenzie's birthday with us.

Margie M. said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. We did have a good time being together as always. The girls go swimming during the daycare time and their hair always looks..well, messy afterwards. Poor kids have busy schedules. :( Tires me out just thinking of it.

Margie M.

curtis03 Lewis said...

A simple birthday party with close family looks perfect! I’m sure you all had a wonderful family time. I wanted a similar quiet family affair for our anniversary celebrations, but hubby insisted on calling lots of distant relatives and I had to comply. Now we’ll actually be hosting a bigger party at Chicago venues.