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Kiawah Birthdays

This post is a month late, but better late then never, right?
Margaret celebrated her 10th birthday down on Kiawah Island this year.  We hauled her gifts with us and then skyped her grandparents to open her gifts from them and Aunt Kathy.

Modeling her swimsuit from Nana & Grandpa Fred

Grandpa Foster was with us. . .he and Margaret had gone shopping before our trip and then she asked him to please wrap up the gifts to give her on her birthday -- ha!  They did a great job shopping -- two sundresses and some jewelry (to go on that jewelry tree her siblings gave her).

Tom and I actually got a picture with her too. . .for some reason it seems rare to have Tom and I both in a picture together.  Look how tall Margaret it getting (or how short I am?!?). . .
We spent the day at the park and the beach and then went to the nearest Target so she could spend some of her birthday money.  She is really my only "shopper" so we had to make sure we did that with her on her birthday.  It was really late by the time we were done shopping and the only place we could find open, besides fast food, was Red Lobster, so that was her birthday meal.  It was surprisingly good (Grandpa Foster went on and on about the salmon he ordered) and we were the *only* ones in the restaurant -- it was a Tuesday night at 9:30! -- so the waiter had to bring out the kitchen staff to sing to her.

At the end of our trip we overlapped a bit of time with the VJ family and celebrated Susan's 8th birthday!
We checked out at 11 a.m. on Saturday and the VJ's were scheduled to check in at 4 p.m. so my sister set up a party for the girls at one of the clubs on the island so all the cousins could get together to celebrate.

  Jodi and Brian are celebrating 16 years this summer. . .(Tom and I 17. . .they got married 350 days after us and yes, they caught the bouquet and garter!)
Another favorite picture of the day:  AVJ and Thomas
The girls opening their gifts (I got all 6 Foster grandchildren in this one. . .sort of. . .)
And these two cuties. . .Frederick and Susan
Gift from Grandpa Foster:
And the gifts and Jodi and I got our respective nieces. . .
These are really great magnet boards that the girls can change out as often as they like. . .kind of like a magnetic scrapbook page.
What a great party!  Super, fantastic way to end our Kiawah vacation :)


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