Saturday, October 18, 2008

Better Late...

Although Lily's birthday was a week ago, we have spread out the celebrations for the past two. We had a little family party when Kevin's Mom was here two weeks ago, and since that was the weekend that Kevin and I were gone on our little getaway, Keely happily agreed to plan and make the cake for me. You can see from the pictures that Lily requested a pig, and I thought that Keels did a fine job with the decorating. Unfortunately we didn't have enough birthday candles, so the '3' plus the other singles made six.

This morning Lily and I went out for her 'birthday breakfast', which is a tradition we began last year. Each child gets to go to breakfast alone with his or her parent of choice. It has really been a great way to give them some special one-on-one time, and I think they all really look forward to their 'morning'. Today we chose McDonald's, not for the cuisine, but for the proximity to the thrift store, where Lily wanted to s-t-r-e-t-c-h her $12 of birthday money. That she did, getting 4 stuffed animals and still leaving the store with $8. We had a great time together. She's a funny, insightful little person that I feel very blessed to be Mommy to.

1 comment:

L.G. Reeves said...

I date my kids as well. From time to time I take each of them alone to do Dad Time. Could be anything from McD to a movie to a milk shake and just hang out. Sarah talked me into taking her to build a bear in the mall. That was a pricey date, but worth it.