Birthday Girl!

Abigail turned 9 this weekend! To celebrate, we planned a couple adventures for her – one with our family and one with new friends.

girls with lion cub

Our family went to visit a lion park nearby. We got to drive through the park to see lion, cheetah, and wild dogs, and the girls got to pet lion cubs too! This one was a 5 month old white lion.

abi feeding giraffe

We also got to feed a giraffe, which was a lot more fun and a lot less messy than we thought it would be!

matt with map

For fun time with her new friends, we made a treasure hunt, complete with map, hidden messages, and a treasure at the end of the hunt!

girls hunting

It took a bit of work and a lot of cooperation, but they worked hard for over an hour to figure out the clues, follow the map, and find all the message bottles.


At the end: buried treasure! All things sparkly and fun for little girls, including gold wrapped chocolate Kugerrands!

abi with balloons

We love this little one, who is growing up so quickly these days! She is a joy to us, and we thank the Lord for her life every day of the year!

4 comments on “Birthday Girl!

  1. Kristy says:

    Happy birthday, Abi! We miss you but it looks like you are settling well in your new home!!

  2. Beth Osborne says:

    Happy Birthday, Abi!!! Your party with your new friends looked really fun & exciting!!! What a special day for you all!!

  3. Kimbra Brunk says:

    Nine is a great year! Happy Birthday Abi!!

  4. Glenna says:

    Looks like a fabulous celebration!

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