Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lily's Birthday

It's hard to believe, but the Peanut turned 8 today. Her day started with freshly-made scones in her bedroom. She opened her gifts from us and was very happy. We got her an art book, a faux Ken doll, a messenger bag, and an iPod Mini. We thought that she would be most excited about the iPod, but the thing she liked best was the Ken doll. I guess she needed more boys when she played with her Barbie dolls.

She had a good day at school which ended with she and her friend Grace taking a ride with Amanda and Noah to the Jump Zone. As we feared, she is outgrowing the jump places. I picked up a Papa Murphy's pizza on the way home and we enjoyed that with her friend Grace. The meal ended with an amazing chocolate cake.As I write this she and Grace are listening to Amanda tell a story and Noah is in the bath.

Lily also got various gift cards as well as some cash for shopping. We are going to make use of those on Friday evening with a special daddy-daughter date. We originally planned on going camping, but the weather forecast is not good. We'll make the best of it instead and go camping later. One of the great things about living in North Carolina is that you can go camping well into November as long as you bundle up a little bit.

Overall, Lily seemed to have a great day. Amanda pulled another one off.