Sunday, October 12, 2008

Asha turns seven

Asha turned seven this month, and we had a girly birthday party on Saturday.  Six cousins and four friends came to help her celebrate.  

Scott made a long treasure hunt that took the girls all over the house.  They got their lunch bags first and then found more things to put in it.  
A few crafts, cake, and presents followed, and the party was a great success.  Asha was beaming with excitement to see so many of her favorite people at once.       

  
        
Asha has always been a bright spark of joy in our family.  When she was two, one of her uncles called her a little politician at the family reunion  because she loved associating with people.  She knew every cousin by name and greeted each one.  Then she sat on all the uncles and aunts' lap and charmed them.  She has kept that up and Scott and I have always been known as Asha's dad and mom.  Asha loves gymnastics and piano, and also enjoys reading books about them.  Asha doesn't miss a beat.  She knows where everything is and what everybody should be doing at any given time.  I can always count on her help when I am in a pinch.  

We love you Asha!  Happy seventh birthday! 






Here is Kai with his cousin, Michael, during the "near sleepover".      

11 comments:

Meredith said...

Wow, what difference a few years makes! She is definitely growing up. What a fun girl.

Allison said...

We definitely noticed what a sweetheart Asha is right away. The party looked like a blast! Happy Birthday Asha!

Kimberly said...

I can't believe she's 7! Happy Birthday, Asha!

Mommymita said...

Happy BIrthday Asha! I remember when you were too small for even joy school!

Your party sure looks fun - there are no better friends than cousins

カローラ said...

Happy birthday Asha-chan!!!!
初めて会った時は3歳だったのに、もう7歳だなんて…。私、アーシャちゃんのおしゃべり大好き。「こんなのwindow shoppingじゃない!ママいっぱい買ってるじゃん!」いろんな名言集があるよね。いろいろ思い出してたら会いたくなっちゃった。よろしく伝えてね。

Marie' said...

Meredith,
Wouldn't it be fun to have a joy school reunion?

Allison,
Nice of you to say. Until the the before, I was all geared up to try a cute cake like yours, but them I whimped out.

Kimberly,
Is Taylor turning seven soon, too?

Alison,
The first week in Philly, Nary and I were in the hall with Ka'alea and Asha, both 6 months. I remember thinking that Nary must be a teenage mom because she looked so young. That is also the week Sister Heath told me to mix "pep (rice cereal)" in her bottle so Asha can behave better. Sister Heath went on and on about how babies in the black church never make a peep during the service because the moms knew how to take care of them better. I have to admit I was a little traumatized. A few weeks later, you guys came back from summer job and made it all better for us.

Marie' said...

カローラちゃん
全然関係ないんだけどカローラちゃんのブログのコメントってやっぱりカローラちゃんお友達だけあってレベルが高いね。日本語も奇麗だし。センターテストで国語が足を引っ張っていた私にはほんとうにうらやましい限りだわ。

最近の名言「脳みそが腐るからコンプューターは一日30分っていつも言うけどママの脳みそはどうして腐らないの?」
「腐るのは子供の脳みそだけだよ」と言い返したものの... やられた〜。

Melissa said...

I always loved how Asha knew I was, "Sister Camacho" and she knew Nicky by name also. She has such a special gift with people. Happy Birthday Asha!

Marie' said...

Melissa,
You are always so sweet. You have no idea how much she misses going to your house for visiting teaching.

Janene said...

Happy Birthday Asha! You are growing up so fast! You are such a lucky girl to have a family that loves you so much! I hope you had the time of your life at your party.

Marie' said...

Janene,
She totally remembers you. You are the "nice lady that has a pool that you climb in using a ladder".