Friday, August 8, 2008

Outdoor Movie Night and a Pre-B'day Surprise

Thursday evening we had so much fun at our church's community move night. This is the second year that our friend and neighbor M. has come with us.

Waiting to start....our worship orchestra played some "movie music" for a little over an hour. I was so honored they asked me to come play along. We played theme music from everything from "Gone With the Wind" to Disney's "The Incredibles". Although, my favorite was a tie between the John Williams medley (there was a little "ET" in there) AND "Pirates of the Caribbean".

Chad took this and it is my favorite of the evening.

Chloe asked daddy (and she petitioned her Zuzu and Granddaddy to convince him) back in June if she could get her ears pierced. He told her he would think about it and let her know. Well....he's been "thinking" about it for almost two months. Chloe has been very patient and respectful during the wait...if only we grown ups would wait for our answers as calmly and patiently. Anyway...

Friday morning, Chloe woke up to find two envelopes on the breakfast room table. The first was a very beautiful letter from Chad to Chloe. (I cried as she read it aloud) At the very end of the letter it said.."and I give you my blessing to.....(see envelope number 2)

When she opened the second said...."have your ears pierced!" There were tears, thank you's, and hugs for a good 10 minutes. Then we told her that she could pick a special place for lunch and that after lunch we would go to the mall and have her ears pierced.

She chose the same wonderful Asian restaurant Emma picked on her birthday. AND they put us in the tiki hut again! The chef came out and told Chloe he wanted to prepare a special dessert for her. He asked her lots of questions and this is what he came up with. A piece of Godiva triple chocolate cheesecake with a scoop of ice cream and strawberries on some homemade whipped cream...oh yea...there was some tasty fudge sauce drizzled over the entire thing. Chloe shared with Emma and Chad and I had one bite. We shared the LAST BITE...

Emma lending a hand to her big sis.

"Hurt her and I'll take you down..." Karate kid Emma is extremely protective of her loved ones. This is her "back off" face.

Second thoughts????

She was so excited, especially when I told her I thought she looked at least 11. (She turned 10 today, but bless her heart...she still looks much younger! One day she'll appreciate that.)

I'll have pictures from today's girlfriend party Sunday afternoon...This group of girls are just precious to me and I promised to put a picture of their feet up so they could see their toes on the internet...


jodi said...

I have to get me a piece of that Godiva cheesecake! Awesome!!! :)

Leah said...

I remember getting my ears pierced. It is almost a rite of passage for we girls. Go Chloe!!!

The dessert looks to die for!!


jennyhope said...

morgan thinks that these are pics of her lol! I can not believe it is 10 days. also, i am going to have to ask you to sing for me.

Fran said...

I was grinning from ear to ear at the end of this!!! So so cute.

I personally loved the "back off" face!! You go sis!


Heather said...

Your girls are so beautiful! I love how your hubby broke the news to her with the envelopes! You have an amazing family, Steph!

TAMI said...

I wonder where she gets those youthful features??! You look WAY TOO YOUNG in that "about me" photo to have any children at all!!

Carol said...

That is precious! You have the cutest and sweetest girls around (besides Faith, of course). Too adorable. Happy Birthday Chloe!!