Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sweetanlo's Birthday List

In keeping with birthday tradition, I'm giving Sweetanlo a chance to post. She's celebrating her 15th birthday so she's doing her list of 16 - one for each year and one to grow on. This year's list is a little different.

Sweetanlo's Birthday List

16 things that happened while my parents were in Ethiopia

  • 1. My 7 year old brother, Joe Cool, got his first migraine on the first day.

  • 2. I attended the most stressful church service ever (trying to keep my siblings happy, quiet and still.

  • 3. One of the ladies that my mom had scheduled to help for two days had such a bad allergic reaction to our cats on the first day that she couldn't come back the second day. (I felt so bad.)

  • 4. We ate some really good homemade German Chocolate Cake. (Not made by me.)

  • 5. I went on a massive grocery shopping trip with the help of one of my best friends. (We did some very creative car packing.)

  • 6. One of our friends took us swimming at an apartment pool, and Shorty made me hold him the entire time.

  • 7. I got a break to spend a day with Hula Girl, one of my best friends.

  • 8. Hula Girl used her brand new driver's license to take me to the library.

  • 9. We had pizza three times.

  • 10. Shorty decided that Lucky Charms were the next best thing since sliced bread.

  • 11. We mastered a Wii game that my dad bought for us to play while he was gone.

  • 12. The dog became depressed because she missed my dad so much.

  • 13. We ate banana splits.

  • 14. My brothers had their first motorcycle ride.

  • 15. We met my parents and new sister at the airport along with a lot of other people from our church family.

and one to grow on...
  • 16. I had a small taste of what my parents do and I am very glad I don't have to do it on a regular basis


Beck said...

Excellent post, Sweetanlo! I love how you guys had tons of Lucky Charms and pizza - sounds like our diet when my husband is out town!
Happy birthday!

Renee said...

Happy Birthday Sweetanlo!!!

Your parents are blessed to have such a dear daughter!


pastormac said...

I have one. Somehow, my daughter went from being 13 to 15 in just one week! Seriously you proved yourself to be the 15 you are by your responsibility and care for your siblings!

I'm proud of you and I love you. Happy Birthday.

Susanne said...

Happy Birthday, Sweetanlo! You did a fine job while your parents were gone. I'm sure it made them more at ease knowing you were there. I love pizza. I would have had it at least 3 times too!

Anonymous said...

Our girls share a birthday! Anna Sofia turned 2 on the 22nd. Happy Birthday to Sweetanlo and congrats on the new addition!

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, Happy Birthday Sweetanlo! :) What a great birthday list!

Ann, since you participated last year, I’m stopping by to let you know that I’m hosting a 2nd Edition of my Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style recipe exchange!

I hope you can join me again this year on 5 October. And, would you mind helping me to spread the word by publishing a post about my holiday recipe exchange before next Friday? I’d sure appreciate it! I have the button in this post.

Thanks so much!

Heart of Rachel said...

Happy Birthday to Sweetanlo. Sounds like she had a wonderful birthday celebration.

Katney said...

Sweetanlow, I love your list. You sound like a young person I would love to know. Congratulations and Happy Birthday, although I think the happy birthday is a bit late.