Breakfast in bed for the birthday girl, if you want to call a cereal bar and strawberry milk breakfast in Mama’s bed. . .
Emi and Emma on their way to gymnastics. I’ve seen another have a similar form of “creative” fashion. . .was it this child’s mother???
I hate the lighting in this building, it makes the pictures horrible. This is Emma’s, “Did you see me Mama?? Did you see my kick up??” followed with a thumbs up. I was so proud of her! It really was her best kick up.
The hiney in the air belongs to me. I think that was Emma’s 11th or 12th roll over. When I got dizzy from watching, I quit counting. . .
Another pass of roll overs. . .
Emma’s really come a long way since her first semester. She couldn’t even walk on the balance beam without holding Miss Brandi’s hands and now she’s the one that goes first to demonstrate. Again, proud Mama.
Nana and Papa took us out to lunch and Emma got a vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and a cherry. She was so excited because it was just like when Daddy had his birthday at Red Robin.
A rare picture of me. It’s only right that the other person in the family never to have a picture taken of him is taking this picture. Thank you Papa-razzi.
I swear it took her 20 minutes to eat this ice cream. It’s a shot glass, don’t you know how to take a shot. . .wait, she’s only 4-years-old. . .
Yep, I’m 4-years-old today.
This is just a cute picture of my 4-year-old. . .
More of Emma enjoying her ice cream. What you don’t see is Ellie rubbing her belly for “please,” poor girl. . .
Done! Can we go to the mall and get a cookie???
Cleaning the macaroni and cheese of Ellie’s face or better yet cleaning Ellie’s face of the macaroni and cheese was tickling her. . .
Play time at the mall. Bare feet, snotty kids and sticky hands. . .the girls had a blast at this breeding ground for planter’s warts and the flu!
If I could put this in my house, I would. This was the girls’ favorite slide.
A nice profile of Ellie and her Pebbles like hair. . .and she didn’t pull it out all day, again proud Mama. . .
Her facial expression doesn’t look like she’s happy, but Emma was pretending to fly the helicopter. When I got the camera ready, she sort of became a bump on a log. . .time for a cookie!
Go potty, check. Buy pretzel sticks instead of cookie, check. Buy the biggest sonic strawberry lemonade to wash down pretzel sticks, check.
Ellie’s passed out and Emma’s showing me her “wide awake” face.
Yep, six hours later and she’s still 4-years-old. . .in true Emma fashion, we’re having our celebratory Schlotzsky’s cheese soup and sour cream & onion chips. I love my child!
Okay, so Emma will get her cake at her birthday party, but I couldn’t let her go all day without singing her Happy Birthday and blowing out some kind of dessert with candles. . .
Pooh celebrated with us and even joined us for dinner on this special occasion. Explaining to Emma why Pooh can’t join us tomorrow night for dinner should be fun. I wonder if arguing still happens with 4-year-olds???
Mmmmmm. . .good birthday chocolate chip cookie. . .
Even Ellie got a birthday sugar cookie. . .
Daddy called to say Happy Birthday again just in case he wouldn’t get out of class before Emma went to bed. . .
You really should live in my house when it’s your birthday. Okay, let me rephrase that, you should really have me for a Mama that gave birth to you when it’s your birthday because for the most part, anything goes. It’s really the one time a year that routine, rules (somewhat) and naps are thrown out the window and the birthday girl gets to plan every detail of the day. Today was hands down one of the best days I have ever had.
Apparently Emma somehow read my previous post about getting a good night of sleep because she slept in til after 9:00 a.m. We went all day long and didn’t even get home until almost 6:00 p.m. I think we were at the mall for 3 1/2 hours doing exactly what Emma wanted to do, mall walking. We went potty, shopped, played on the play ground, shopped, ate pretzel sticks, went potty, shopped, etc. The girls were so good. No throwing fits when we left the play area, no cranky, sleep deprived children, this really was a great day!
What does it cost to make a 4-year-old have the best birthday:
~lunch (Nana and Papa’s treat)
~pretzel sticks ($2.99)
~strawberry lemonade (free – still using Christmas giftcard, thanks Mom)
~overpriced pink hiking boots for Petey from the overpriced Bear Mill ($11.98)
~Schlotzsky’s celebratory birthday dinner ($11.82)
For leaving the house at 10:00 a.m. and not getting home until 6:00 p.m., I spent $26.79 in eight hours, roughly $3.35 ever hour I was gone. Not too bad having one of the memorable days I will ever have and not having to break the bank. Funny how seeing Emma and Ellie have such a great day and you don’t have to spend alot of money makes those memories priceless.