Sunday, October 11, 2009

7th Heaven

Debra turned 7 yesterday!!!

Deb opening her presents
As is tradition she got to open her presents first thing in the morning. She received two new books from Grandma and Grandpa Ventura, two beautiful outfits for Felicity her American Girl doll (you can see them on the floor at the bottom of the picture), a new art kit complete with crayons, markers, paint, and colored pencils, and a poncho and jacket.

Deb's proud of her cake
Another tradition we have is the birthday child gets to decorate their cake. Debbie decided she wanted to have a beehive cake. Easy for me as Pere gave me a beehive cake pan last year! Deb just wanted to drizzle yellow frosting all over to look like honey. I thought the beehive cake very fitting as Debra means bee. =)

Deb excited to blow out her candles
Do you think she was excited to blow out her candles?

Debbie is always so happy. She seems to have a constant smile on her face. She is helpful and likes to do her chores first thing in the morning. She also has an uncanny ability to tell you the time without looking at a clock. She's the best at doing this as it gets closer to her bedtime. For example, the other night Joseph covered up the clock and asked her while we were all riding in the Suburban, "Deb, what time is it?"

She answered, "Um, I think it's 7:48."

Joseph uncovered the clock and it said 7:51. "You're off by three minutes!" he said.

I replied, "Actually, she's exactly right. That clock is three minutes fast. Look at the time on your phone." Sure enough it was 7:48!

We love our sunshine-y lil' Deb!

1 comment:

Those Schank's in Fallon, Nevader said...

Whoa! My little sunbeam is 7! (And, she's still a light in everyone's life!) Happy birthday, Debbie!