CELEBRATING A BEAUTIFUL GIRL'S 8TH BIRTHDAY
Today our 3rd oldest daughter turned 8 years old. We let her help plan the day including what food we'd eat and what we would do with our day. It started out with breakfasting on donuts and fruit salad (or is it "compote" when it's early in the day?).
Originally, we were going to have LG's best friend over to spend the night and then go to an airshow with our family. But when super hubby came home super sick after a week long business trip in Florida, plans had to be changed. So later on in the morning, after breakfast, we went and picked up LG's best friend and her mom, who happens to be one of my best friends. After much deliberation over where we should eat and what we should do, a very nice Asian buffet restaurant was chosen, The Ichiban.
This girl is a natural! First time EVER to use chopsticks and she caught on right way. Her mom? We won't go there.
Speaking of her mom....here I am with that fabulous woman! Isn't she a cutie?
LG didn't want them to sing Happy Birthday because she's just not a "in the spotlight" kinda girl, but the servers who sang were very quiet and not hyper at all so she didn't mind it too much. And she really liked the special dessert they brought her.
And look at those darling bunnies made out of tomatoes! I would never have thought to put them on a dessert plate but it worked! Especially when an 8 year old girl is involved!
After the yummy lunch we headed over to PetsMart. No, we didn't get talked into buying any animals but like most 8 year old girls, they love cute critters and enjoyed just oohing and aahing.
This evening we had our family birthday supper. LG chose a variety cheesecake for her birthday cake. So we sang "Happy Birthday", gave her the cake, opened presents, then ate pizza and cheesecake while watching CITY OF EMBER.
It was a very special day for a very special girl. I'm very grateful for the gift she has been in the life of our family and look forward with anticipation to seeing how she grows in the years to come.