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Monday, February 3, 2014

Alli and Mike had Birthdays!

She loves having her birthday, but birthdays have also been a "trigger" for her.
In the past, ( we have celebrated 12 and 13 together)  they brought about huge memories of her bio siblings, and a birthday party in her first adoptive  family.
This year, she was especially anxious with her Birthday coming up and wanted to know exactly what was going to happen! I shared most everything, EXCEPT the fact that her bio sister was coming as a huge surprise. :)
Her sister texted me 10 minutes before arrival so I could get Sweetie 4 out of the house and they could hide. :)
We came back home and the girls offered to play a favorite game.
It sounds awful, being called "Murder in the Dark", a game they made up.
It isn't violent.  It is just a game in the dark  where the mystery "murderer" touches your leg or arm.
Alli's bio sister Tatyana  and her friend Gibson were in the closet hiding in the dark when the game started and within a few minutes, sweetie 4 figured out there were more people in the room.
The lights came on and the hugs started! :)
It was so fun to surprise her!
And guess what!!!
All that birthday anxiety, melted away. :)

Hiding in the closet!



 Sarah gave her a foot ball. :)
 Erika and Mama gave her water color paints

 Sister love






IMG_0458 IMG_0476 IMG_0484 RSCN0782The new mice.....

She had a wonderful birthday time.  All of her sisters loved on her and daddy. :)

I think we should surprise her sister next month for HER birthday. :)

2 comments:

astudentinkolkata said...

What a wonderful surprise :) Happy birthday, Alli! And Mike, too :)

-K

P.S.- Who gifted the mice?

MariaG said...

Happy Birthday Allie and Mike! Lovely pictures【ツ】

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