Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More Birthday Stories


I promised to post a picture of the gift Maria found for her sister:


Some of you will know that a while ago, Jianna piped up completely out of the blue:
"I wish I was born in Paris France"

Knowing the academic scholar my youngest is,
I was sure she wished French was her first language or something, but when I questioned her why...
"It's the Fashion Capital of the World...and No, New York isn't!"
Exact quote, I kid you not.

When we were looking for Birthday gifts, Maria found this earring hanger and decided it would be perfect...She was right.

The only thing Jianna could think to ask for as a gift was her birthstone (Amethyst), in a piece of jewelry like a necklace. We found her a necklace and the earrings in the above photo.

As part of her family celebration, we were preparing to watch a movie and Jianna showed up crying. She'd been trying to put her new earrings on the earring hanger and had lost one on the floor of her bedroom. She was devastated.
We got the movie going and I decided to go and find the earring...at least it was in her room.

Jonathan had already taken it upon himself to begin the search and we continued together. Shaking out all bedding, lifting every piece of furniture, literally taking a part her bed...
it had vanished.

Finally, Jonathan decided to take the lone earring and the pkg. up to the mall to buy Jianna another pair of earrings.
When he came back, he attached them to her Eiffel Tower and gave them to her, never letting on that it was a different pair altogether...
What a terrific big brother!

This is why I am having such a hard time imagining him not being in our home for the remainder of the younger kids' growing up years.

Since this was to be the last time Jonathan would be home for Jianna's Birthday, ( he's off to UNB in the fall),I forced my Kiddies to pose for pictures.

Wasn't it nice that they were already so well coordinated for me?

I LOVE these faces!

3 comments:

Rhonda said...

What a wonderful memory and what a really wonderful big brother. :) You've got great kids Jen.

Amy said...

Very sweet!!

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful story