Sunday, March 2, 2014

Josie's Turns 9

Josie turned nine the other day.  Happy Birthday, Josie!

She started her birthday the way that we always do here in Elliotland - an early morningwake-up call and presents opened in front of a sleepy audience.

This year's audience included her father, since Josie's birthday conveniently fell on a weekend and on a day without a super-early hockey game.

Georgia also joined in as a witness....

but sadly, Henry did not.  The lack of that early-morning hockey game meant that Henry could get a rare morning to sleep in and that was what he was doing while Josie was gleefully opening her gifts.

And boy did Josie get some great gifts.  She got a Lego Friends set from Grandma and Grandpa:

She opened many sweet cards from relatives:

She got a ring from Elsie:

And a sparkly tote from The Southerns:

She also got a hockey charm for her charm bracelet from Granny and Grandfather, a beautiful necklace from Our Philly Family and some great hairbands, a picture frame and a photo album from Zach & Ned:

Which was pretty appropriate considering that Gordy and I gave her a polaroid camera:

Josie had a busy birthday - she had both a soccer game and a hockey game, but there was time in between to watch the clock and witness the exact moment that she was born.

Here is a photo of Josephine, still eight years old at 11:32am:

And here is Josephine, a whole year older at at 11:33am:

I can see the difference, can't you?


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Josie!
xo Dorothy

Angie said...

Happy Birthday to your Josie! She's such a pretty girl! Looks like she's pretty loved too with all those great gifts :)

Lisa Witherspoon said...

Happy Birthday Josie!! Enjoy your last year in single digits! :-)

Martha said...

Thank you, dorothy!!!!

Martha said...

Thank you, Angie! We do love our beautiful Josie!

Martha said...

Thank you, Lisa - It's true! Next year, my baby will be 10. It's weird to think about.

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