Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Julianne turns 8

Julianne's birthday started the day before her birthday with her chosen birthday activities. We went as a family and her favorite friend joined us for the day. Aren't they cute? We went to see Yogi Bear in 3D (the kids kept laughing so they must have enjoyed it, Daniel and I tried to stay awake). We loaded up on deluxe and excessive snacks at the movies, which helped keep Xander from mutiny on the birthday. He is NOT A FAN of 3d glasses. After the movie, we went ice skating for a couple of hours. The big girls did surprisingly well. Juli skated her little heart out. Leia thought the coldness of the ice when she fell was a nightmare and cried any time she slipped and her hands touched it at all. She said it was burning her. Drama Mama. When our ice skating session ended we headed to the Outback for dinner. We were all exhausted by the time we finished eating, so that was the end of the birthday outing.

On her real birthday we had cake and presents at Grammy's. Well, cake and present technically. We had already taken her shopping the previous week to get a new bike, so she opened the purple digital camera which comprised the rest of her gift. Her favorite color is purple and I was thrilled to find a nice camera that was also a beautiful shade of purple. Grammy takes them each out on a birthday shopping date, which will happen as soon as we can coordinate a time that doesn't interfere with school and whatnot. As a bonus, it turns out that her camera also takes video, which I didn't realize when I bought it. I bought it for the color not the specs, lol. She has been having a lot of fun with it.
Cake 1 and Cake 2. She got 2 cakes this year. First cake at Grammy's house. We both forgot to buy/bring candles. And, there was no leftover cake at our house. So, I made her another one a few days later. Luckily now that the kids are getting bigger, I get a lot less cake each time I make one. That's a good thing for my gut.

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