We started out our birthday week with a trip to the zoo!
The medical study that Nicole is in, celebrates when the kids turn 7. She officially becomes a Jr. Scientist. As part of the Jr. Scientist program, she got to don her lab coat and "follow the trail" of the blood she gives - see what happens to it and how they study it.
When we finally got to celebrate with the family - she was in hog heaven being in the spotlight with her cousins.
At church, her birthday weekend also happened to fall when her sunday school class had a social in the gym. The Skates were out and everyone got in on the action!
FINALLY, the big day! We celebrated with a birthday doughnut!
Nicole was so excited - after skating the day before, what she really wanted was a pair of skates so she could practice at home.
The next day we were able to get together with friends at a local park (where the play structures are art).
This is not really a part of her birthday - but the birthday girl has been having fun with American Heritage Girls.