Anne had a family party this year for her birthday. She got to choose the place she wanted to go out to dinner to and then when she got home her new present was waiting for her. A brand new bike!!! We didn’t eat cake and ice cream on her birthday because for one, Emily was at girls camp and secondly we went out to eat at Leatherby’s and had nice big ice cream treats after dinner. So after Emily got home from camp, we got out the cake with eleven candles on it and sang the happy birthday song to her. Next year she will be able to have a friend party and if she wants to she can get her ears pierced.