Sunday, May 1, 2011
5 Years Today!
I think I've started a bit of a tradition. She remembered how I took Luke birthday shopping to Toys R us and so in all fairness how could I say no! We had a great time, she managed to find two barbies she loved, a new bike helmet (and one for her brother too), some fancy Nancy sun glasses and purse and a giant "easter basket" filled with Tinkerbell stuff. She also wanted her brothers to have a Toy Story easter basket. And since they were half price... but isn't the gesture sweet! Than I asked if she wanted hot chocolate or ice cream, and she picked Starbucks hot chocolate so we hung out and did a puzzle together. I felt pretty good, my kid and I were having a moment, working together and sipping on hot chocolate. I hope we can do this in 8 years when she becomes a teenager :D
Then it was home to play with her new toys, birthday diner (she wanted store bought chicken nuggets and french fries)... oh you know how I feel about that garbage... but for once a year on her birthday, she can have her junk. I am proud to report that she did eat half a raw tomato with diner! The rest of the family had green beans :) I had chilli salad!
I really like the fact that as a family we are creating our own traditions. Yes getting surprises and gifts is fun, but how cool is it to actually go into a toy store and be allowed to get whatever you want!!! I'm sure the price tag will go up every year, but for now my kids are happy and I don't feel like we are spoiling them because really it's their birthday! Once a year!