This year was Julia's year for a family birthday party instead of a friend party. She wanted to go swimming at the Lehi Legacy Center. We let her take two of her cousins along. I didn't get any pictures of them in the pool, but snapped this one before they all jumped in. The had a great time swimming....
but maybe had just as much fun playing in the lockers in the dressing room:)
For a cake Julia chose desert island cupcakes. The girls had a fun time making their own desert islands.
Aren't they cute! The cupcakes turned out pretty cute too!
Julia got the webkinz giraffe from Grandma and Grandpa Hult along with a sketch book and an activity book.
I got Julia this new outfit and asked her to go try it on so we could bring her new bike in from the garage and surprise her. She came strutting out in her new clothes and didn't even notice the bike:) Emma's expression was priceless, too bad it wasn't her birthday:)
Alas, we chose wrong again with the bike. This one was too big. She traded it for a cute hot pink one!
We put a few candles on each cupcake. I can't believe Julia is 9 already. She is growing so fast and each day she gets smarter, more talented, and more beautiful inside and out! I love the girl she is and the young lady she is becoming. She makes us proud to be her parents.