Saturday, August 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Joy!

Our sweet Joy turned 7 this week! Her special day started with a cinnamon roll breakfast...

...which she thoroughly enjoyed!

Then she got to Skype with grandparents and open her presents from Oma and Papa. I absolutely love her reactions as she opens presents! She was VERY excited...

She got the Kanani doll that she has been wishing for since it became available back in January! Kanani  is the 2011 American Girl doll that's "from Hawaii" of course she was REALLY hoping that she'd get this and decided she wanted to have a Hawaiian theme birthday. It would have been much simpler to do if we were in the States (there's Hawaiian party stuff everywhere there) but in S. Korea, not so much. 

That's one happy 7 year old! Thank you Oma!

This weekend we had a party to celebrate and were surrounded by wonderful friends that made her birthday so much fun this year! Peter filled up a ton of water balloons and did games with the kids and everyone got a little wet and loved it since it was SO hot outside! :)

She wore one of her new dresses Mommy made! :) This one was made from a giant pillow case. 

Everyone is chasing the birthday girl with the last of the water balloons...

One of the things she requested to be at her party was pineapple. I think our pineapple bowls turned out pretty cute, and everyone ate it all up!

There's that great excited face again....  :) She was spoiled with wonderful presents and treats from all her friends. I love how excited all the other kids were about her opening the presents from them, it was too precious watching them all be excited together!

Here she is with one of her matching sets of dresses for her and her doll that I made.  :) 

And her cake! She was very specific about what she wanted on it...It had to have the ocean, a sandy beach, a hula girl, a palm tree, a big sunshine and flowers. I wasn't thrilled about trying it because I don't draw people very well, especially in icing, but she was happy about how it turned out.  :)

Making a wish...

Everyone seemed to enjoy eating it...

Then it was pinata time! Look at all those cute kiddos!

We let each of the kids take a couple of swings with the blindfold on...

...and then decided after no damage had been done to let them all do it again without the blindfold! 

Even after the whole line of kids hit it several times each, we still needed help from some of the daddies to break it open!

This isn't all of the friends that were there, but most of the group. She had a very fun 7th birthday celebration! (I can't believe she's that old already!) We sure missed all of our friends and family that are back in the States and we can't wait to see you all again!  Until then, No One Has More Fun Than The Adams'!...even in South Korea.  :)


  1. Look at you sewing, the dresses look awesome! Happy birthday Joy!!

  2. You are soooooo talented! It looks like the kids had so much fun. What a great memory for Joy.