This year, we were lucky to be able to have Louisa's birthday at Horse Listener's Apple Orchard. The Orchard gave us a gallon of apple cider, sent a fresh-faced lad with a tractor train to give the kids rides, and saved the day by providing us with plastic forks (I forgot that cake is a fork food). We got to feed the horses, and many of our guests picked apples. The orchard didn't charge us a cent except the price of the picked apples. I'm so grateful to them!
As you can see from all the flushed cheeks in the pictures, it was an oddly hot day. Yet Louisa's joy was undiminished. Big celebrations suit our vivacious girl. She enjoys the attention, enjoys the bringing together of schoolmates, neighbors, church friends, and relatives. She enjoys the sudden influx of novel little things from the pinata. Once the party is done, she enjoys giving Pippa permission to play with her presents. Then she enjoys revoking that permission and taking control of her booty once again. That is Lulu, in turns generous and tyrannical. Happy 6th to our princess.
|Maria is such a photo ham! We have about eight pictures where she is wearing this identical, exaggerated grin.|
|Pip and Cat in the tractor train. The cars look to be made from old plastic barrels.|
|Beautiful birthday girl!|