So, here is the low down on Puddin's Big Day.... (I may break this up depending on how sleepy I get while typing this- it's been a long few days)
So, for the grandparents and aunts and uncles, these are the events of her actual birthday... Oct. 13, 2010... the day she turned 5. And be warned, there was much anticipation leading up to this big day! She was so excited to turn 5 I encouraged her on Oct. 12 to have a great last day being 4!!
She started her day off with happy hugs and birthday wishes from the family, then she went to preschool. We had braved a thunderstorm the afternoon before to go and purchase cupcakes for her class to celebrate so we were armed and ready.
She had a fantastic day at school and came home with lots of birthday wishes. She couldn't stop smiling! It was so cute, I asked her why she was smiling so much and her response was, "I just love it when people tell me happy birthday!"
Once we got home we had some repair men come to look at our floors due to a dishwasher leak. This was not part of our original Puddin's 5th birthday plan, but around here we have learned to roll with it. So Puddin spent the afternoon on the telephone with her family soaking up more happy birthday wishes! She most definitely was not complaining!
Once daddy got home from work we headed out to her favorite restaurant for dinner... Wasabi Japanese. To say she loves that place is an understatement. The first time she went, back this summer, she was petrified of the fire. Now she begs to go every time we drive past!
The kids love it, as do hubby and I, and we now have it down to a science as far as seating/ordering, etc. AND, we realized that we can all 7 go there and eat cheaper than if Hubby and I went by ourselves and had to pay a babysitter! (C-R-A-Z-Y-!)
After Wasabi, we enjoyed playing in a little rain outside. What's better than fortune cookies, a full belly and puddle jumping????
Why cake of course!
SO we headed home for a little cake. Since Puddin's party was on Saturday I didn't really want a ton of cake around the house so I made a little cake. Her favorite, chocolate-chocolate chip. She also wanted chocolate icing (she's a fanatic) but we were out so we opted for strawberry. She loved it and the rest of the crew could barely wait to get a bite too!!
Next up, it was time for her gift from us. But, it was really late, way past 7:30 bedtime and Bud and Daisy just couldn't hang any more so we rushed them off to bed and then Puddin opened her present.
She got an American Girl Bitty Baby (Princess Bitty is her new name) and an $4 consignment sale find- a Graco stroller! She is so happy with her gifts! Even her brothers liked them! She was even sweet enough to give them a turn around the racetrack with the stroller and Princess Bitty!