Friday, February 27, 2009

Jenna Turns Six!!! Part One

Six years ago today, in Xianning City, Hubei Province, People's Republic of China, my precious Jenna Meilin was born. We have a family party planned tonight but Trace wanted to go eat lunch with her today. He went to McDonalds and got her favorite Mickey D's lunch, Chicken Nuggets. And bless his heart, he stopped at the grocery store and bought her a cupcake.

Jenna's teacher makes them a crown to wear on their birthday.

Jenna with her big brother Trace. We asked her if she wanted me to come too but she ultimately decided it was a sibling date.

Jenna and her class at lunch. Trace said Jenna's classmates were quite confused as to who he might be. About five thought he was her daddy (he hears this alot, actually) and about six thought he was her uncle.

Jenna's birthday school fun has only begun, because in about an hour Mommy goes to be the Mystery Reader. More birthday fun later!


23 comments:

Yaya said...

Happy Birthday Jenna!

Heather said...

Don't you love being the mystery reader? It just makes Tara's day when I show up :)

Brandy said...

He would have been a young daddy huh?! Bet those teachers were eyeballing him. LOL!

Will you read to me next?

Tina said...

That was so sweet of Trace to take her lunch to the school. Gotta love big brothers.

Brandy said...

Oh shoot I almost forgot...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Jenna!!

What a sweet brother! There's nothing like a big brothers love for his little sister.

The Johnson 5 said...

he is the BEST BROTHER EVER!! I love this story!!

Denise in case you didn't already know this girl, you are doing a ROCKING job at being a mom!! :)

And tell Ms. THANG Happy Birthday!

The Gotch 5 said...

Happy Birthday Jenna!!!!! A mystery reader how cool I might have to suggest that at our school!!

Kristin said...

What a great big brother!! Can't wait to hear all about the rest of her birthday.

Happy Birthday Jenna!!

Brenda Jean said...

Wow, what an awesome big brother his is!!! Seriously, I'm getting weepy at him doing that for her. She looks SO happy. I think he gave her such a cool birthday lunch. I can't wait to see the family party photos:)

Heather said...

I forgot to say Happy Birthday also! Happy Birthday Jenna!

Sandy Toes said...

Happy Birthday..what a sweetie!
~Sandy toe

Jill said...

Denise! Trace is a GEM...what an awesome big brother. I bet Jenna's class was IMPRESSED with Trace's COOLNESS FACTOR!
Happy Birthday to sweet, adorable Miss Jenna....might I suggest a HAMSTER as a gift???

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday Jenna. What a great big brother.

Kristin said...

Happy Birthday. What a great way to celebrate. Can't wait to see what else is in store for her celebration.

Kelsey said...

What an awesome big brother! Happy Birthday to Jenna.

Tricia said...

In the words of Frosty the Snowman, "Happy Birthday!" I know it was a good one. You have a great big brother Jenna.

April said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! And, OMG what a sweet big brother!

Kristin said...

You are doing such a great job Denise. That is so sweet for him to eat lunch with her.

Tell Miss Jenna Happy Birthday!!!

Margaret M said...

That is so sweet. I don't know many big brothers that would do that. Amazing! I hope her whole birthday was just as special!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Oh, that just melts my heart. I hope that my boys will be half as good big brothers to their sister as Trace is to Jenna. Of course, by the time this adoption happens my boys will probably be mistaken for their sister's grandfather!

Happy Birthday Jenna!

Kristy said...

Happy Birthday Jenna you sweet beautiful girl!!! What a great big brother you have!!

Love and blessings, Kristy

ElleBee said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl! I think it's so cool that she wanted her big brother to be her lunch date!