Jenna Turns Eight

Yesterday Jenna turned eight years old. We celebrated all day. Kirsten had to work; we missed her.

Jenna and I made blueberry muffins for breakfast. We enjoyed the parade at the 36th Annual Old Port Festival before having lunch with Kirsten at the hospital. After lunch the girls played at the Children’s Museum of Maine for several hours. In the evening we ordered pepperoni pizza from Papa John’s and the girls watched a video Jenna selected at Movie Gallery. When Kirsten got home Jenna opened gifts. It was a terrific celebration.

Jenna prefers Jiffy muffins to muffins with real blueberries
Jenna prefers Jiffy muffins to muffins with real blueberries

Muffins and canteloupe for Jenna's birthday breakfast
Muffins and canteloupe for Jenna's birthday breakfast

Kirsten calls to wish Jenna a happy birthday
Kirsten calls to wish Jenna a happy birthday
Red Claws cheerleaders march in the Old Port Festival parade
Red Claws cheerleaders march in the Old Port Festival parade

Maine Red Claws is a new basketball team in the NBA Development League.

Parade spectators
Parade spectators
The Shoestring Theater had many marchers in the parade
The Shoestring Theater had many marchers in the parade

Shoestring Theater – A community-based puppet theater in Portland.

Jenna at the Old Port Festival parade
Jenna at the Old Port Festival parade
The crowd at the 36th Annual Old Port Festival was huge
The crowd at the 36th Annual Old Port Festival was huge
Jenna at the Festival
Jenna at the Festival
People watching was my favorite Festival activity
People watching was my favorite Festival activity
An impromptu play at the Children's Museum of Maine
An impromptu play at the Children's Museum of Maine
Hop Scotch at the Children's Museum
Hop Scotch at the Children's Museum
Soda, pizza in the living room, and a movie on a school night...
Soda, pizza in the living room, and a movie on a school night...
Grammy calls to wish Jenna a happy birthday
Grammy calls to wish Jenna a happy birthday
Jenna's loot! Woot!
Jenna's loot! Woot!
Kirsten adds candles to Jenna's cake
Kirsten adds candles to Jenna's cake
Kirsten lights the birthday cake candles
Kirsten lights the birthday cake candles
Extinguishing the candles
Extinguishing the candles
Kirsten loves her geek
Kirsten loves her geek
Jenna enjoyed her birthday cake
Jenna enjoyed her birthday cake

One thought on “Jenna Turns Eight”

  1. Great pictures Brent. I like how you angled the one of Jenna at the festival. I also love the ones of her blowing out the candles and hopscotching.

    I wish I could have been there to celebrate Jenna’s birthday. I’m glad she had a fun day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNA!

    Jenna claimed she felt sick after drinking the soda (which the girls are RARELY allowed to drink), and did not want cake and ice cream that night. We had her birthday cake the following night. Jenna helped me make it. She told her sisters it was healthy because it had real carrots and pineapple in it.

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