The poor girl has traveled a lot on her birthday it seems. (Sometimes to not-so-fun birthday places...last year we were HERE and a few years ago we were HERE.) We knew we'd be walking around the ruins of Angkor Wat, which for most would be a spectacular thing to do on a birthday, but maybe not in an eight-year-old's eyes...lots of walking and heat involved.
But it turned out to be the best birthday yet. Lucky girl.
Her brother and sisters prepared a scavenger hunt for her to find her gifts in the morning:
Then, as birthday luck would have it, there happened to be elephant rides on the way into the first temple we went to.
She was a tad-bit worried about that pineapple...
Then these three delighted sisters took off.
(Max and Elle had already had a turn in India back HERE.)
After a lot of temples (more on that later), my friend found this great place for Lucy's birthday cake:
...right in the middle of Cambodia.
We swam to cool off a little bit:
We went out to a little birthday dinner where the other kids gave her some sweet cards and gifts:
And then went back to the hotel for the "party."
Those cupcakes went from this:
Just a lot of excitement.
And a little "kriing" at the end :)
Oh man alive we sure love this girl of ours.