Friday, March 25, 2011

The Birfday Boss

W h e n   s h e ’ s   t h e   b i r t h d a y   g i r l :
  • We wake up bright and early because birthday excitement and sleep don’t mix.
  • We eat doughnuts for breakfast; the kind with pretty sprinkles on top and not a word is said when the birthday girl only eats the frosting and sprinkles and excuses herself from the table.
  • And we get manicures and pedicures at 9:30 in the morning and mom doesn’t even grumble when 10 different polishes are requested for 10 different toes.
  • And dad takes the day off work, just as the birthday girl requested.
  • And we open ‘just one present’ at 10:30am.  And ‘just one more’ at 10:32am.
  • And we eat lunch at Arctic Circle even though the place makes mom and dad a bit nauseous.  And we get kids meals and quarter machine toys – even the really cool quarter machine toys that cost two quarters.
  • And after lunch we shop for a new bike big enough for a five year old.  And we buy the dang princess one (grrr) even though mom & dad don’t really want to buy the dang princess one, and even though they know that the birthday girl will outgrow princesses before she outgrows her new bike.  But they buy it anyway, because the birthday girl just loves the princess one.  And it is her birthday {and her bike} after all.
  • And then we go to the movie theater.  And we get popcorn and pop and mom smuggles in gourmet lollipops for the birthday girl and her little brother.  And then after the popcorn is gone, 45 minutes into the movie, we leave the movie theater.  Because that is what the birthday girl wants to do.
  • And then we go home and the birthday girl decides it would be fun to go on a treasure hunt for another birthday presents.  And so mom hides the present and gives clues until the gift is found.
  • And then we put our new princess bike together and mom agrees with the idea of riding the bike in the house; for today only.  And then when then indoor bike ride gets boring we go on a birthday bike ride – even in the snow.
  • And then we eat cupcakes.  At 6:00.  Before dinner.  And blow out candles and make wishes.
  • And then we go to 'Outer Limits Fun Zone' and we play token games and play air hockey and ride quarter operated toys and play in the soft play and stay until after bedtime because you only turn five once.
  • And then when we get home – way after bedtime – we open the last of the present and take pictures with the birthday loot and talk about what a fun day we had.

Because being a birthday girl is fun. 
Really, really fun.
Especially when you’re the birthday girl,
and you’re five,
and you’re the boss for the day.

P.S. Jace wants a Spiderman bike for his birthday.  He even prayed for one.  Cutest thing EVER!  Made me crack up right in the middle of family prayer.

P.S.S.  Brynlee’s Rainbow birthday party is on Saturday.  I’m consumed by Rainbow birthday party preparations.  So much so that I close my eyes and see the color spectrum.  No kidding.  I will never again forget the colors of the rainbow.  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.  Roy G. Biv!  Roy G. Biv.


Jaelynn said...

Can you say best birthday ever? Maybe I'll come to your house for my next birthday...

Jami said...

Looks like you had fun Brynn....I am sure you will have lots of fun tomorrow too!!! Brace yourself ;)!!

ailinh said...

Sounds like a wonderful day overall. Happy birthday to the princess! She deserved it. :) And great photos! Very very Roy G. Biv worthy, indeed. ;)

MattandNikiJ said...

I was thinking the same thing. I want to come spend my next birthday at your house. Looks like you guys had a fun day :)!Happy Birhtday!

trulymegs said...

I agree with Jaelynn--best birthday ever!!!

Amishka said...

That looks like she had a wonderful birthday. Isaac turns 5 tomorrow. I didn't realize they were so close in age. Isaac is getting a bike too although we already picked it out and didn't get the spider man bike how boring are we.

Kristi said...

Adorable! I think that might just be the best birthday day ever! I want a birthday like that!! My daughter turns 5 this year, I think we are just going to have to spend her birthday like this!

Jamie Walker said...

I wish it was my birthday at your house!

Your story of unloading groceries into the wrong car had me dying! That is so funny. I bet you didn't know you could load up so fast!

gretta said...

happy birthday we love you and miss you so much

tharker said...

So much fun! I can't wait to see the rainbow birthday all put together!

Jen said...

She has the cutest freckles EVER!!

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

so fun! :)

Mary said...

Very sweet! I bet any of my girls would really appreciate your daughter's birthday: five-year-old-girl-perfect.


Lacy said...

That's so cute! I bet she'll have many memories from her 5th birthday. Hilarious that she anted to leave in the middle of the movie .. and you did :)

Happy 5th Birthday Brynlee!

smashley said...

don't worry- i'm in my twenties and still love princess stuff. haha adorable birthday girl!

Kandice Breinholt said...

ah!! i cannotcannotcannot WAIT for birthday parties. i'm going to go so overboard, i just know it :) this looks grrreeeeaaaat!

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