Saturday, June 12, 2010

Anna Fay Luff's 11th Birthday

Happy 11th Birthday Anna Fay, my blue~eyed girl!

June is a busy time of year to celebrate a birthday. Graduations, end of school, beginning of camp (for us) all mean that people are too busy to come to your party. So, Anna has always celebrated with our camp staff!
This year, she had 2 "parties" though! Laurie and Hannah were in town so we celebrated with them for the first one!

Hannah gave her some darling pajamas~perfect for camp all summer!
We have a very special friend (I met her on Facebook!!) who lives in South Africa! Her name is so beautiful, Natania Genevieve Luff. We KNOW we must somehow be related since she has relatives from Europe and so does Scott! She sent the girls precious silver bracelets with their names engraved a few months ago. They LOVE them! We text and have even talked to her on the phone! She is a darling, sweet girl! She has been working on a special birthday gift for Anna for a while and Anna was tickled pink to open it!
PINK is Anna's favorite color and her bedroom color, so the adorable gift is already hanging up!
We had a "camp party" tonight! Jenn made the cute zebra banner while I was home with Lindsay who had pneumonia! Thank goodness for fast antibiotics! She feels much better, so we were able to get up to camp to celebrate!
And....Now.....Anna WON'T be the ONLY one without a phone!
This year Miss Judy brought her granddaughter, Emmaline, with her to camp from Georgia for a few weeks!(awful picture of Lindsay,I know, but she was eating a lollipop!) Lindsay thinks she has died and gone to heaven! Of course she thinks Emmaline is here for her. She wants to be one of the big girls so badly, and it is fun when she is included! Anna has had a ball having a friend her own age around too! Hope Emmaline's parents don't miss her too much, because we want her to stay a while!

Anna, I hope you had a wonderful day. You deserve it. You started off as a screaming baby for several months, I wasn't too sure we would get along very well! But, I guess that strong will you had was part of the character building process. You have grown into such a precious girl. I honestly don't know what I would do without you! You are "the baby" but you don't ever get to "be" the baby. You are so nurturing to all of your family (especially Lindsay~thankyou!)You are so thoughtful and kind. You are soft spoken and careful of what you say. You always think of others first and are a selfless servant. You make the most delicious pancakes too! I am excited to what God has planned for you in the future, I know you will have a life of blessing if you just follow His directions!
I love you so very much and can't imagine my life without YOU!
Happy Birthday!
(give me a call sometime~or text me!)
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Kim said...

Happy Birthday Anna! Thanks for sharing your birthday with blog-land!

Beckie Luff said...

SUPER cute cake and banner! You made the table look very festive, as always! Sorry we couldn't be there. Happy Birthday Anna! :)

Kristi Smalley said...

What a cute birthday table and banner! You are so creative! This is a very sweet post!