Sunday, April 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Nettie

Today is Netsanet's birthday.  We are getting ready to keep it simple this year.  With 5 kids we learned from a good friend who has 8 to alternate parties each year to save money so only 1 of my kids will have a party this year. 

She wants to go to breakfast, then movies and then my moms house for icecream.  We are going to bake a cake together and take pictures.  Yesterday at a yard sale I found a gymboree shirt that says birthday girl, with the purse and bows and icecream pants.  Perfect if you know my daughter who is all girl.  I also gave her a ton of Barbies and other clothes from the yard sale.  I try to go to garage sales when I can to shop for presents.  I see nothing wrong with that. 

About Nettie:
She is 7  years old today.  This will be her third birthday in the USA.  She was born in Ethiopia and became a part of our family two and half years ago.  What she wants??  A compact mirror so she can look at herself anytime.  When I gave her the bag of used Barbie clothes she found a little Barbie sized compact mirror and came running intto my room, breathless with excitment holding this tiny, plastic, gold treasure and told me "This is every girls dream!"  opening her hands to show the smaller than dime size mirror!!

She is love all bundled into curls and smiles.  We thank God for her daily!! 


  1. Oh my goodness!! What a wonderful child and Kim you are simply inspirational! I love that you go against the grain and you teach your children to be grateful. Love it!
    Happy Birthday Nettie!!

  2. Happy Birthday Nettie! Hope you have a wonderful, wonderful day. You are a little carrier of Light. We love you!
    Suzanne and Danille

  3. thanks guys I will let her read these, beautiful beautiful words!

  4. Happy Birthday to a one of a kind neice. We are so grateful that God picked you to be a part of our family. I love your personality and that you are so unique. I hope that today is wonderful for you and that you will remember this birthday. My 7th was one of my most memorable. My mom made my birthday everything Barbie. Even the jump rope I got was Barbie. That was so exciting. Love you sweetie.

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog "Oh, the Places You'll Go". I really enjoyed reading about your family and your life. So very interesting. Becoming a follower, so I can enjoy more of your stories.

  6. It's been fun to take a peek into your life... thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find yours! I grew up in Tempe, AZ, so your desert pictures make me a tad homesick when it's April and I'm waiting for spring to finally arrive in the midwest.

    You have a beautiful family!