i don't know why, but for some reason this birthday, seven, really hit me. she seems as though she's officially made the transition now from little girl to just girl. i means, i know she's still little, but she is so grown up now. it is very difficult to explain.
she helped me make the cake (wearing the fabulous new apron that emily's sister made her)
it was a beach cake since we had a "beach" party at the river.
some friends arrived with a little more style than others...
hazel and annabel
the favorite activity by far was "fishing".
(the camera lens was stuck for the cake-cutting.)
but i wanted to show you what we used for a server...
and oh, how we love patty!
happy seventh year to my amazing hazelnut.