Mikayla is 16 years old today!

Yesterday, we had a merienda for her and her classmates after school - complete with some of her favourite treats: brownies, chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon rolls. We also had kalamansi pie which is sortof like lemon pie. It is lami kaayo (very delicious).

Mikayla and classmates enjoying food and chat time.

Mikayla and Kirsten goofing around!

Today, Kirsten, Ben and I took Mikayla to a favourite mall of hers for lunch and a bit of time to shop.

Tonight, we had her "tea partner" and her "coffee partner" over for dinner!

Instead of cake, we had a pizza pan size chocolate chip
cookie frosted and decorated and lite up with 'trick candles'
for Mikayla to blow out!

Trying to get the candles to stay out! I found candles that
relight and put them on Mikayla's cookie in honor of one of
her aunts in the states who always used trick candles on her
own sons' birthday cakes. Mikayla has always enjoyed those!

A birthday hug from Mom.

Kurt is gone on a business trip for a week. Mikayla is
looking forward to her Daddy returning to give her a
birthday hug and take her on her first date!

Birthday flowers - 16 roses - for Mikayla's 16th birthday!

Mikayla is a blessing and we continue to pray that she may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in her inner being, so that Christ may dwell in her heart through faith. And we pray that Mikayla, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge. We pray that she continues to always seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness all her days. And that she continue to grow into the woman that He wants her to be.

She is a blessing and we are pleased with the fruit of the Spirit we see growing in her life.
We thank God for her!