Family tradition: Each member of the family gets to choose his favorite food for a nice family meal on his birthday. Gabriela asked for hot dogs. Seriously? We kind of upped it to bratwurst, merguez (a spicy sausage typically eaten in Northern Africa) and chipolatas (also a sausage eaten here in France) with steamed potatoes and she was still as happy as can be. And we were too.
My handsome boys.
Look at her glowing with happiness as we sang happy birthday to her.
Tradition: Once the candles are blown out, Papa makes a surprise entry with all the gifts!
Score! Her Violetta DVD was her main gift and it looks like we picked a winner and not just for Gabriela!
I love this photo of them through the cellophane paper!
And I love even more that they opened Gabi's gifts together!
Happy birthday, sweet Gabi!
We love you!
And we'll be celebrating this one's first birthday before we know it!