Monday, November 1, 2010

Birthday Girl

Why bother catching up on the last four weeks?  I can sum it all up in two words--breastfeeding and poop. So there you have it.

As for this weekend, we celebrated Sister's 5th Birthday!  The actual day was on Thursday, and I took cupcakes up to her class at school.  Since it was her birthday, she also got to be the line leader and bring show and tell.  Cohen was her show and tell; it was so cute to see her sitting in the middle of the circle with her baby brother.  And of course, I don't have any pictures of such cuteness.  I took the camera and completely forgot to use it!  But with a four week old, let's be honest--I'm pretty impressed that I had showered, put on clothes AND makeup, made homemade treats, and actually made it up to her class before school let out for the day.  Here she is that morning before school though...

On Friday, her daddy took her out on a birthday date.  This was one of the neatest traditions that my dad started with all of us girls.  He took us out on a date for our birthday each year.  He would use the night to have special one-on-one time with us (a real treat with four kids in the fam), and he taught us about how we should expect to be treated by boys.  He was the perfect gentleman all evening, and I remember him telling me on our very first date when I turned five, "Now if you're ever on a date with a boy and he doesn't get your door for you, you come home and tell your daddy."  We got to order whatever we wanted at the restaurant.  On my first birthday date, I ordered popcorn shrimp and king crab legs at Red Lobster.  As we got older, he used our birthday dates to talk to us about important things.  We all looked forward to it every year, and I'm so glad Ben has chosen to continue the tradition.  

He and Cianne had a really special night.  He brought her roses when he came home from work.

They went to eat at Chelino's in Bricktown, where she loves to eat tortillas and queso.  Then they took a carriage ride around Bricktown.  She loved it!  She got to pet the horse, and she thought it was so cool that they had blankets in the carriage for you.

 Then on Saturday we had a spa party at our house.  Jo, Aunt Jala, and Aunt Addi came over to help paint fingernails.

Aunt Addi's gift was a hit--a real pink guitar!  Uncle Chris tuned it up and gave her a few pointers.

Happy birthday, Sister!


Kayla said...

Pretty sure I just cried at the birthday dates. That is such a great idea we should adopt.

Michelle said...

I agree with Kayla! What a wonderful tradition.

vivian said...

Precious memories!