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November 23, 2010

Ashlee's 20

It's official, on November 19th Ashlee turned 20 years old.  The day of her actual birthday came and everyone was so busy....Ova was still in Hawaii, I was stuck most of the day in Frisco...we didn't have time to celebrate her special.  She was totally bummed like a little kid that doesn't get what they want, she was moping around acting sad all day long.  Tea and I felt bad for her so we made up for it last night.....we had our Monday night FHE and then after, everyone wished her a Happy Birthday and we had a little birthday celebration for her.  She was on cloud nine, so happy that we were making a big deal about her....

We bought her a couple birthday presents, simple things like a bag of beef jerky (cause that's her absolute favorite treat) and some new pants and boots to wear to work.  She couldn't stop smiling and giggling all night.  I'm glad that we were able to make her feel special on her special day.  We've had all different kinds of desserts after FHE, but her favorite was the cheesecake topped with fresh strawberries and glaze.  So that's what we got for her birthday cake.....topped it off with a 2-0 candle, sang happy birthday to her and let her open her gifts.  It was simple, nothing big...but she felt special and appreciated it. 

I really am grateful for her.  She has become part of our family.  I tell Ova all the time, that we are really lucky with her because even though she's not mentally as old as she is physically, she's not like all those disobedient horror-story foster kids you sometimes hear about.  She listens, does her chores, helps a lot around the house...especially with helping Ma get around and in and out of the vehicle.  We apprecaite her and are glad she felt special on her special day!
Ashlee's Birthday Cake


Hayward Family said...

You are so sweet Monica!! I'm sure she felt very special! P.S. Thanks for the shout out on my sister in law's page!! hahaha.. You're the best!


Happy birthday Ashley!! I know its gone and past!! but ur so awesome Mon!! catching up on my fellow bloggers lol