Alyssa had her 9th birthday party this last weekend. I can't believe we're halfway through raising her. I can't think about that, though, or I'll cry. She invited her very best friends for her last birthday here. We did a pirate theme and they went letterboxing for treasure (candy bars, necklaces, etc.) and had lunch. I decorated the cake as a treasure island and it turned out pretty cute. Happy birthday, Alyssa!
I also included a pic of Soran with her daddy since the last one wasn't very good. I want to just sit around and take pictures of her all day because I know she's going to grow so fast.