Well Gracie had a great day. I felt so guilty a few days earlier when it was my birthday and Mark and the kids had the kitchen all decorated, she actually thought it was her birthday (a little confusing so close to hers). Mark performed the duty of "birthday ambassador" and explained that it was really my birthday first and that in five days it would be hers. After some tears, we figured out if we let her open my gifts she was good to go. You can imagine the excitement when she came out into the kitchen and realized it was her turn to celebrate. I like having a little birthday buddy like Gracie to celebrate with, it makes dreary January so much fun!
From the pictures you will see her day was all about the birthday crown! She wore it the entire day, except for when I was able to negotiate it off of her for church (phew!)
She got to sleep in our bed the night before and when she woke up she said, "It's my birthday! Can I watch Barney?" She watched Barney in our bed, while Mark and I made breakfast together. She got her waffles and strawberries and was happy as could be with all of her fun gifts.
She had a great morning at church and ended up being the only child in her class that day. She had a great time having all the teachers attention focused just on her! After church we played games and then she got to have two of her favorite families over for dinner.
She was sooooooooooooo happy the entire day. Thanks to everyone who spoiled Gracie and I on our special days and made us feel so loved!
Gracie and McCall waiting for the rest of the kids to be woken up.
Mark making his orange julius. By the time this week is over he is so tired of birthdays!
Gracie focusing hard on blowing all of those candles out. She managed two this year!