Yesterday my precious baby Ahnalin turned 6!
And what better place to celebrate than at the county fair!
And the best birthday present she could ask for was a
beautiful BLUE RIBBON
for her very first quilt!!!!!
Yep! My girl won the blue ribbon!!!!
And there were several other quilts in her category!!
So she has a real reason to be proud of herself.
Unfortunately I cut off the top of the head of Ahnalin's doll,
but this is one of the dolls she made this year to send to
the orphans in Haiti. This one will get
sent after the fair. But she won a RED ribbon for this one!
And to complete the set, she won a WHITE ribbon for her pillow.
She was thrilled to win one of each.
And here is the thing, every child who entered something received
a "participant" ribbon, even if they did not place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.
Ahnalin placed in every category she entered!!!!
She also got to pan for gold.
We live a few blocks away from the Empire Mine, which was a
very important gold mine during the California gold rush.
It is the oldest, largest and richest mine in California
so gold mining is a huge part of our county history.
Ahnalin LOVED panning!
She went on the Ferris Wheel with her big sister and friend Rini.
She loves to pet the animals.
I wish I had gotten this on video,
but right before I took this picture, the mama goat
sneezed all over Ahnalin, and she had goat snot all
over her dress. She was thoroughly grossed out!
She rode every kiddy ride
because the big scary rides are so not her deal.
She had so much fun with Dida (what she calls India) and Rini.
She opened her presents at home
and got lots of books, a Chinese Barbie, a doll outfit for her
American Girl doll and, of course, singing cards.
The doll dress is to fit her "Elizabeth" doll that we got her
at the American Girl Place last month.
I still need to post those pics!
We had so much fun at the fair on her birthday!
I will post my fair ribbons tomorrow.
Love to you all!!