Leah celebrated her 8th birthday last Thursday. She is growing up to be such a sweet young lady. Leah is kind, generous, and loving. She loves to do things with her sisters! She enjoys drawing and coloring, crocheting, and sewing. My children are all growing up too fast!
I surprised Leah with a La La Loopsy themed birthday table. She loved it!
Those La La Loopsy dolls are so top-heavy! It took me forever to get them propped up!
Leah began her special day with opening her gifts from us and my parents.
Leah with her presents
Leah, sitting with Daddy and Sam while opening her gifts
After Jimmy made me the crafting table for my Christmas gift, I was inspired to sew. I was also inspired to sew after Leah asked for matching outfits for her and her American Girl doll for her birthday. I looked online at those outfits, and they cost around $100! I decided that I could make them matching outfits! I haven't sewn in years, but I was so excited to begin! I worked many, many hours sewing skirts for Leah and her doll and a long sleeved shirt for the doll to match a shirt that Leah already had. All of that sewing is one reason I felt so swamped last week, but I enjoyed the sewing so much!
Leah knew that I was making her a birthday gift, but she had no idea what it was. Here are some pictures of her opening the gift.
beginning to look inside....what can it be?
What is it???
And one for my doll too!
Here they are!
Julie helped me out immensely last week! She made Leah's birthday cake and decorated it all by herself! It had buttons on it to go along with the La La Loopsy theme.
the beautiful cake
the birthday girl surrounded by her family (minus the family photographer!)
At the end of a very fun day, Julie gave Leah the birthday gift that she had lovingly made for her.....a crocheted La La Loopsy doll! It is precious!
Leah with her new doll
Happy Birthday Leah!