Tuesday, August 3, 2010

How we celebrated Bumblebee's birthday

We had a nice day on Friday. Bumblebee woke up before the sun to a table full of presents:
*photo of Bumblebee with her presents:
Vali presents

We made her wait for a bit to open them. She enjoyed this lamp. I ironed on a peace decal made out of shiny 'gemstones'. She loved it:
*photo of Bumblebee holding her lamp:
She loved her lamp w/ a peace sign.

After a breakfast of pancakes (with extra syrup), Hollywood, Bumblebee and I were off on a girl's day.

First stop: Pedicures!
*photo of Hollywood and Bumblebee in the pedicure chairs:

I didn't get an appointment, so we went to a walk in nail salon and it was questionable. One of the nail techs (is that what they're called?) had her little boy in there and he was watching a shockingly violent movie. It was making me uncomfortable to have Bumblebee there with that movie on, but she was engrossed in her massage chair and the pedicure, and paid little attention to the movie.

The outcome of the pedicures was great, though. Don't our toes look pretty?
*photo of our feet with the pretty toenails:

The boys met us for lunch at Applebees, Bumblebee's favorite restaurant:
*photo of the fam at Applebees:

Here's the birthday girl with me:


After lunch, we went back on our girl's adventure. We went to Target - the best store in the universe! We were there just to kill some time before a movie and walked out of there with way more than we ever needed. Which, of course, is exactly Target's business plan.
*photo of the girls outside of Target:

After Target, we went to the movie "Ramona and Beezus".
*photo of Bumblebee sitting in the movie theater:
Movie theater

The movie was so sweet. Hollywood and I cried. A lot. We're not sure why; it wasn't sad. But we're wusses. I'm glad that I'm not alone.

Later in the day, I made dinner. Bumblebee's meal selection? Sausage egg bake. You know, that breakfast casserole that everyone makes? Weird choice, but it was tasty.

Then Grandma and Larry came to visit. They brought more presents, of course:
*photo of Grandma, Larry, and Bumblebee:
Grandma and Larry

After that it was time for cake.

Mmm... cake. For years I have enjoyed decorating cakes for Bumblebee. This year she didn't want a decorated cake. She wanted a 'delicious' cake instead. This is what she requested:
*photo of a pineapple upside down cake:
Birthday cake

It was as ooey and gooey as it looks.
*photo of Bumblebee with the cake and lit candles:
Birthday cake

Make a wish!
*photo of Bumblebee blowing out the candles:
make a wish!

I think she got them!
*photo of the candles blown out:
got 'em!

It was a busy day, and we were all pretty sleepy at the end of it. Bumblebee and The Boy hung out on the couch with her new hand held video game console. She was happy that The Boy was teaching her some tricks of the trade:
*photo of The Boy and Bumblebee snuggling together on the couch:

If you count through the photos, you can see that Bumblebee had on five different outfits (including her pajamas). No wonder I'm always doing laundry!

She had a wonderful seventh birthday, but it sure is hard to believe how fast my kids are growing up.

1 comment:

Dan said...

I have to second B's choice of cake. Why waste time with the decorated version when you can go straight to the tasty one.

Looks like she had a stellar birthday. (And as a parent, they just go faster and faster until they are so old you can't figure out how they got there so fast.)