Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Thanksgiving/ My Big 4 Year Old!

This year my cutsie Ellie's birthday was on Thanksgiving. My girl turned FOUR YEARS OLD! Eeeek a whole 48 months! teehee

Makes me feel so old. A 4 year old and an almost 2 month old. What the?! When did this happen? Me? All growed up.
I really wanted to make this birthday special for Ellie. I felt like it was so unfair for her to celebrate her birthday without all her cousins and ANOTHER birthday without her dad. So I wanted to do everything I could to make it extra fun.
I blew up tons of balloons and put them in her room while she was sleeping. I bought like 3 bags of balloons thinking I could totally blow them all up and really fill up her room. Ah geeze. Seriously? What was I thinking? I think I blew up MAYBE 20 out of the 150 balloons and called it a night with a massive headache. Ellie of course snuck into my bed in the middle of the night. The next morning when we went in her room to get her dressed for the day she said, "Mom why did you put all these balloons in my room?"
I told her, "Well your the birthday girl so I thought you would love all the balloons to wake up to."
"Well they scared me."
FAIL. hahaha
When I asked Ellie what she wanted for her birthday she said she wanted a make over. Oh my goodness what 4 year old asks for a make over? She said she wanted to get her hair done and put on make up and then go get her nails painted.
So I let her pick out her outfit and did her hair all fancy. No make up though. She's really killing me with that. We still need to get our nails did. All day Ellie referred to herself as 'the birthday girl'.
After she got all prettied up we got on 'skype' so daddy could watch her open some presents. We got her the Leap Pad Explorer. She LOOOOOVES it. I had to hunt that thing down. Bad thing about your kids birthday being so close to christmas. When we first decided to get it for her I saw it at Target and they had like 20 so I went home planning on buying it for her the next day when I could have her stay at a friends house while I bought it. Went to the store the very next day, COMPLETELY gone. Went to TWO walmarts, and kmart, while Jordon looked on the internet. GONE. Everywhere even on the internet. A guy at target told me they were expecting to get more the next day so I went to Target first thing in the morning and there were only 2 left. Goodness. The things we do for our kids. ha. It makes me feel less guilty when she plays on it all the time cause she is actually learning something.
Then we had our Thanksgiving with another wife whose husband is deployed and her little boy.
That night I asked her if she had a good birthday and she said she loved it because we played together as a family. Such a stinkin cutie.