Sedona is 8 years old today! She's actually not spending her birthday at home though. Earlier in the summer it worked out that the summer camp she was wanting to go to was going to be over her birthday. We asked if that bothered her and she thought it was incredibly cool, so we went with it. It helps that this camp celebrates birthdays.
So yesterday, we dropped her off to spend some time in a cabin in the woods.
When we got there we found there were quite a few daddy long legs living in the cabin. I was hoping she wouldn't freak out. She saw one crawling on the ledge next to the bed and got ALL excited, "Look! Spiders!! I have FRIENDS!!" Goofy girl.
Before she left for camp though, we did lots of birthday celebrating. We started out with her first slumber party a week before camp. She had two friends over and had a blast having a water fight, making their own pizza, eating cupcakes, staying up until midnight, and just generally not being told no about much of anything.
Closer to her real birthday, she got her bigger presents, including the converse shoes and mp3 player that were her main requests
Of course, this birthday post just wouldn't be complete without a look back, so I have to add in baby Sedona pictures too!
always been full of life, energy and laughs. She tells us she thinks she may not go to college, she might live in a trailer and travel the country selling coffee instead. I can see this happening. I can see her enjoying her life and spreading joy to others without a care in the world about what "normal" lives are like. I'm pretty sure she's gonna be just fine no matter what she decides to do as she gets older.