Avery had a Birthday today and she was pretty excited about it. It wasn’t super fancy, but here’s how it went.
We put up a few balloons and she colored a piece of paper that we made into a hat. She thought that was pretty cool and played with it off and on all day. We found a cute little outfit that she hadn’t worn yet to be her Birthday clothes for the day.
We had two of her favorite foods – mac and cheese and hot dogs for lunch and then took a nap (yay!). I’ve been telling her for two days that we would take her to Burger King for her Birthday, so when at six o’clock this evening it was raining cats and dogs we all threw on jackets and huddled (all four of us) under our two umbrellas and got soaked walking the couple blocks to Burger King. It was packed because it’s at the metro stop and everyone was hanging out there to get out of the rain, but we managed to find a seat and 2 seconds after sitting down Avery had ketchup on her new shirt. Obviously it was a successful dinner. Luckily the rain had let up quite a bit by the time we had to walk home.
First she opened a card from Ivan’s family, and pointed out and named all the animals on it with Daddy.
We had chocolate cake and sang “Happy Birthday.” She picked at her cake (what is it with my kids and not eating Birthday cake?) and then we moved on to presents. She got a crown, a fairy wings and wand set, a book (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) and a toy stroller for her dolly. We had a hard time convincing her to leave it all behind and go to bed.