Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

In honor of my birthday today, I took the day off of work so that I could spend it with my girls. I took them to the yacht club so that my littlest one and I could watch my older daughter's swimming and sailing lessons -- it was a beautiful day here today and it was nice to be outside enjoying the weather and getting to be there to see my girl learning and having fun! It was her idea to have Grandpa take us out to lunch at the yacht club after her lessons, which was very sweet (of both of them -- her to think of it, him to take us!) and then we headed home for nap time! I had a pleasant surprise when I got home - my mother, who recently moved to Florida, had sent me flowers so that was very sweet! We had a restful afternoon of naps, reading, and a Barbie movie, and then my husband came home and took us out to dinner. There was some of the usual sibling bickering (mostly on my elder one's part) on the way to dinner, particularly over who was going to hold the Barbies in the car, and my husband finally said to our older daughter, "Knock it off!" Well, of course the little one loved that and repeated it no less than 10 times to her sister, which did not improve her sister's mood... We rallied at the restaurant (I really had been in a fine mood the whole time, actually!) and had a nice, albeit quick meal -- I'm sure that they moved us along because we had the 2 kids with us! My little one was very excited about getting her straw back into her milk cup (cup w/ lid) and she held it up to show the other diners saying, "HEY, GUYS!" and I said, "Sshhh!" softly to her, so she looked around at the other people around us and showed her cup and whispered, "Hey guys, I did it!" I, of course, thought that was just precious!

All in all it was a lovely day!

3 comments:

Christine said...

That is so cute! Who ended up picking the place for dinner!

Teamcarbone said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day with the girls and kudos to Mom for the surprise!

OMG I can just picture the look on your older girls face as her little sister taunted her! I suppose age difference doesn't come into play when kids get picked on.

Deanna said...

Oh, she started relenting about the restaurant choice, but I could tell it would be touch or go, so we went with her choice. 'Course, as we were paying the bill and leaving she tells me, "You can take me to the Cheesecake Factory for my birthday lunch!" Uh huh...