Oh what a day. It was packed full of fun things, that's for sure!
In the late morning Ben took Emmy to the Coffee Trader for a little daddy-daughter time. (He lucked out and had today off.). Emmy, whose own bike is totally flat and who opted not to ride Jonas' bike, got to ride in Lucy's seat.
While they were gone I started to work on Emmy's cake. Lucy was a little of a handful and luckily Ben and Emmy got back so he could watch the girls while I finished.
I then took the girls to McDonalds to play and eat.
We came back home and I got Lucy down for a nap. Then it was off to *surprise* the swimming pool! Emmy has been begging for a week to go swimming and so this worked out. . . well. . . swimmingly. It was just me and Emmy.
We came home, the boys came back from school, we had snack, then it was time to open presents:
After opening presents all the boys headed out for gymnastics class. Emmy played while Lucy whined and "helped" me with dinner. Emmy requested "spaghetti and meatballs." But she had told me at least a dozen times (just counting today!) not to put meatballs in her noodles. The meatballs were for everyone else. Pretty sweet and thoughtful. She scarfed down 3 bowls and meatless spaghetti and meatballs. :)
After dinner the kids watched an Angelina Ballerina show I checked out from the library. That was fun. Then it was time for cake and ice-cream (or in Jonas' and Emmy's case: cake and cone. They opted to have a cone instead of ice-cream. I limited them to 2 items out of 3: cake, ice cream, frosted cones).
Happy Birthday 5-year old! Love you!
P.S. Emmy's outfit count for the day: 4. Not a record-breaker or anything. But just in case you were wondering. . .