But oh we celebrated on Saturday with her request of a Curious George party. Because this little girl has sat through an April birthday, a July birthday, an August birthday, lots of friend's birthdays, and finally...it was her turn.
There were monkey masks.
There was coloring and a craft. (I couldn't find a craft so I e-mailed Allie at No Time for Flash Cards and she MADE ONE UP FOR ME! She totally rocks.) I am afraid ours look like frog-monkeys.
There was much eating. That's my sister making a banana split. FITNESS FRIDAY LADIES PLEASE AVERT YOUR EYES. No, scratch that...LOOK! Fruit on the counter!!!! Sigh.
There was even a lame game. (which they loved)
There were much anticipated presents.
Incidentally, she picked out that Dora gift bag herself. I said, "Yeah, we can get that. I think one of your presents will fit in there."
LB: You can put my big George in there.
Me: How do you know you are going to get a big George?
LB: (incredulous) I told you I wanted one!
And she was right. Over-confident, but right.
Tomorrow, on her actual birthday, there is one small present and pancakes at Denny's with Grandpa. She is just so cute.
Always has been.
But I'm biased.
Now, Sweetheart has exciting news too! A man at our church is getting together a recorder band of sorts for a talent show around Christmas time. He asked if anyone in our family would be interested in learning how to play. We volunteered Sweetheart and she began weekly music lessons with Mr. J today. I thought she might pop waiting on him to get here with her new instrument!
It is a real blessing to us, these free lessons, because S and I really want our girls to learn to play multiple instruments. Between the two of us, there is a bit of guitar playing and that is it. And I'll give you a hint: I'm not the guitar player. So if music is to be a part of our homeschool curriculum, we will be depending on outside help. I'm so excited for her to have this opportunity! Today she learned about notes and measures and frankly, she has already surpassed her mother.
I'm better at making frog-monkeys than music.