How was it six years ago that we laid eyes on our first and only (so far!) daughter? It seems like just yesterday, but also like she should be much older than six. She's a whippersnapper, for sure. All the days leading up to her birthday were filled with excited planning.
"So when I wake up in the morning, you will be waiting for me in the kitchen, and you will throw my birthday cards up in the air and say 'Happy Birthday Maggie!' and I will say 'Oh this is exactly what I've always wanted!'"
Did you know girls tend to be a bit dramatic? ;)
We started out the day with her breakfast of choice, which she requested last week:
(we added some eggs in there for healthy protein):
Phil gave her flowers the night before:
|A beautiful color to celebrate the First Sunday in Advent.|
I took her and the boys and her boyfriend, Robby ("If I don't marry Robby, I will rip my face off!") to see the newest Disney movie:
|"This is the best birthday ever" she whispered to me at least 5 times during the movie.|
It was a great movie! I'm not a fan of kid movies, but this one is definitely a DVD to own when it comes out. There were some twists and turns, lots of funny moments, and a great sisterly bond.
Then we walked over to the food court for a pizza lunch:
|Maggie: I want to marry you, Robby.|
Robby: I want to marry you too.
Me: Robby, you need to get a job first.
Maggie: So you can buy me a big ring.
While we were off gallivanting at the theater, Phil was at home putting together her big birthday present:
|A new (to us) bed!|
|Hello Kitty sheets - super soft!|
Then we had Gammy and Grandpa over for dinner of tacos, birthday girl's choice.
And purple cupcakes for the win. Liturgically appropriate for the day as well!
|Xander had to blow out his own candle. I love Andrew's face up there!|
Gammy and Grandpa gave her a watch. "It's just what I always wanted!", she squealed!
Then we tried to fool her by giving her a Pink Pony Webkinz and a new dress.
We finally told her maybe there was one more present in her room...
|"Oh I'm just going to lay here forever!!!!"|
And now we are all exhausted and glad it's over.
But we love her to bits and she knows it :)