Sunday was the twelfth birthday of Hayley Joy Carstensen. And it was a blast of fun like only she could arrange. In addition to parents, sisters, (and Roman) there were eight guests with whom games were played, pizza eaten, and ice cream devoured.
Listening to the dinner table conversation was very amusing. At this birthday party they discussed how the apostles were crucified and which Bible characters they wished to be. Christian, homeschool kids are different, and it was great.
Gifts were, of course very popular, the girls sedated watching, making sweet comments...
...the boys clowning around, in general being boys. We sent them home, but the girls stayed the night. They talked and giggled till long after I was asleep. The next morning we did everyone's hair, made cinnamon rolls, cleaned up the house, and took them all to church. It was an eventful weekend, and I think Hayley had a great celebration.
She is a wonderful sister, whose enthusiasm for life knows no bounds. She is growing in the knowledge of the Lord, she will be a beautiful woman one day, and am proud to be her sister.