Wow - in one short week, we've celebrated the birthdays of Lilli, Audrey, Coach, and Dad! That's a lot of happy birthdays and presents and cake and presents and excitement and presents!
First on deck was Lilli. She was very excited to turn 7 years old. She had a great day at school, followed by a requested fish dinner, finished off with pound cake and ice cream. And candles and singing of course!
What is Lilli like at 7 years old? She is observant and generous and occasionally sneaky, loving and funny and always thinking. She loves soccer, and American Girl dolls (as well as their less expensive mimics), Legos and Playmobil, dressing up, and dancing with her friends. She still has Part, though she can go without her for a night if she has to. She is a pro at art projects, particularly those involving materials from our recycling bin. She loves me, and she is still my best friend.
Lilli and I had busied ourselves on Sunday with new Lego sets from GG, and then Lilli got 2 more really cool ones from Lil and Coach and Grandma and Grandpa. She kindly let me help put one of them together, which kept us busy most of the (rainy) day Veteran's Day holiday on Wednesday.
She may be as big a fan of Legos as I am these days!
Friday was Audrey's birthday, so we FaceTimed with her to return the favor of singing Happy Birthday. Hope you had a great party on Saturday, Audrey!
Saturday was the playoffs for my flag football team. We were undefeated all season, so I was very excited by the possibility of making it to the Super Bowl and maybe finally getting a trophy. Alas, we lost a heartbreaking (and cold!) game in the semi-finals, which meant no Super Bowl game and no trophy. It was a hard loss, and I still get a bit teary when asked to talk about it. But I was a good sport, which made Mom and Dad proud.
Saturday was also Coach's birthday - Happy Birthday, Coach!!
Yesterday was a particularly fun day. Lilli, Dad, and I all thought we were going to Dr. Jon's for a small birthday dinner for Dad. Little did we know that Mom and Dr. Jon (with lots of help from Torrie) had planned a very big surprise party for Dad at the lab! Mom clued me in as we drove to the lab, so I helped her set up. Lilli had the important job of being the decoy that kept Dad at home with his phone close by until she returned from a fun outing with her friend Christy. One phone call from Mom claiming to have locked her keys in the car (come on, people - have you ever known Mom to do that??), and Dad and Lilli arrived to be surprised by a big crowd of friends. What fun!
Today we celebrated Dad's actual birthday (with leftover chicken and biscuits and barbecue and pimento cheese from the party last night). It was a nice and much-needed quiet night at home. (Mom has sworn off of birthday parties, at least until next fall!)
An early Happy Birthday to Grandma on Wednesday!