23 July 2012
Happy Birthday Maggie!
I loved warming up your pizza for breakfast, and trying to pick the cold pepperonis off for you. For the second day in a row, we got to slowly get out new toys, one at a time, and play a bit with each one. What fun! I loved sitting on the couch with you watching a Barbie movie and helping you try all the new outfits that Mimi made on one of your new Barbies.
Just when I was ready to suggest cake as a mid-morning snack, I realized it was time to go for your planned lunch. You wanted 'the restaurant with the hoola hoops.' So we headed to Culvers. We were met by your friends Tess and Alex, and Daddy was able to get away from work to join us as well! The owner of the restaurant even brought you chocolate custard with a candle in it and asked the whole restaurant to join him and his helpers in singing Happy Birthday to you.
The biggest part of your plan came next - Chuck E Cheese! We played along with Tess and Alex til the tokens ran out. Then came the all important spending of the tickets. I was so proud when you chose vampire teeth, along with AirHeads candy and a colorful cootie catcher. You ate the candy as we still stood at the counter, and I think you lost the other two before you went to bed. But it's your birthday, and you can do that if you want to. :)
Once Daddy got home (and headed out for an errand with Grandpa), I talked them into taking baby Jack with them so we could play some more. When I said you could do whatever you wanted on your birthday, you took me seriously! We set up the Barbie pool (which you'd had for a while) so your new mermaid Barbie could take a swim. And then you decide you would need a bath tonight after all (apparently the pool isn't quite big enough for three mermaids and a surfer Ken!).
Your dinner choice was macaroni and cheese (made by mom, thanks to Kraft) and a hot dog (which you didn't really eat, but just went along with when I suggested it would be appropriate for dinner). That didn't stop us from more cake after the much anticipated bath! A quick round of your new Hedbandz game was fun for you and me and daddy, too!
I loved tucking you in and hearing all of your favorite parts of the day. I hope I can sneak away from the baby tonight and come sleep in your bed with you again - it was another birthday request, you know.
You are such a delightful girl, and I'm so, so grateful and full of joy that you chose me for your mommy. I thank my lucky stars everyday!