This year to celebrate, we had planned to have a big party at a local gymnastics place and invite a bunch of her friends but as the time grew nearer something about it kind of lost its allure. Still planning to go forward with the big shindig if that was what she wanted I pitched a new idea just for fun. The plan, a Mommy Daughter birthday date to see the Nutcracker Ballet and go out to dinner. It would be just the two of us and we would get all glammed up and have a marvelous time. I must have been a pretty good salesperson because she went for it. So this year, instead of a traditional or even over the top birthday party, Emme and I kept it simple and enjoyed some quality time just the two of us.
First we got dressed up and headed to the Hult Center to watch the final performance of The Nutcracker, one of Emme's favorite stories.
|Dan was sneakily putting the bike together while we cleaned up.|
|We made Emme close her eyes so it would be a surprise and plug her ears (because I knew the first thing Leona would say is "A NEW BIKE!!!" which she did). She opened her eyes but was so excited she forgot to unplug her ears.|
|It was pretty mean of me to wear heels while Dan was standing there barefoot. :)|