Another good birthday, I hope! It was a little different for Emmy seeing as she was in school for most of her birthday, but I still think she had a fun and special day:
Then she was off to school. Rhonda, the school's fabulous secretary, gave Emmy a fancy pencil (Miles told Rhonda it was Emmy's birthday) and so that was a good start to her birthday at school. :)
I checked her out for lunch and she was so excited to tell me about the octopus they were making in class - oh good, I was so glad she was having fun and was happy! So we went to McDonald's and she got her Happy Meal. She's the bestest sister and shared a lot of her food willingly with her sis. (Oh, Lucy did get her own burger - but Emmy shared her apples, fries, chocolate milk, and even gave her a chicken nugget.) She is so impressive at times!
We have made a little "goody bag" for her classmates - it had a long fruit roll-up thingy, a sparkly pencil, and an eraser in the shape of a hamburger, sandwich, hot dog, or french fries. She got to hand it out at the end of the day and the kids all sang "Happy Birthday" to her. She told me she smiled the whole time they sang to her. :)
After school we had talked about going to the pottery place in town called Amazing Glaze (it was a brilliant idea of Ben's). She was really excited about it at lunch when I told her, but after school she just didn't want to go. I think she was just exhausted from the past couple of days at school. So instead the kids watched a movie we checked out from the library: "Barbie in A Mermaid Tale." I guess it was "really good" - I couldn't stand to watch it. :)
We had dinner of rainbow pasta - spaghetti noodles cooked and then soaked for a little bit in dyed water. I had the 6 basic colors of the rainbow and it worked out pretty awesomely. We also ate pickled beets because the kids love them - including Emmy!
Then we opened gifts. Oh Emmy just SHRIEKED with delight every time she opened at present! It was so cute and sweet and funny and LOUD. She's such a girl!
The kids played for a little bit and then we had our cake and ice cream:
Happy Birthday to you, Emmy! We sure do love you and are so super happy to have you in our family.