Thursday, March 5, 2015

Brooklyn's Birthday Bonanza

I'm pretty sure we celebrated Brooklyn's birthday for 8 days straight. It started on Saturday, February 21 when her Godmother, Godsister and I surprised her with a trip to Charlotte to visit the American Girl Store.
The girls (and moms) had a great time and it was so nice just spending some quality time together.

We expected that she would go to school and Girl Scouts on Tuesday, the 24th (her actual birthday). So, she made homemade Japan flag cookies for Girl Scouts (they were learning about Japan) and we bought a tub of chocolate chip cookies for her class.

Unfortunately, we had unexpected ice that day, so school and Girl Scouts were both cancelled. So, we stuck a candle in a Japan cookie and had an inpromtu celebration that day. (Luckily, I at least had all her presents bought and wrapped for that day.) When the ice cleared, we met her grandparents at her favorite restaurant, Golden Corral, and had a birthday dinner together.

We also read her baby book that night....crazy to see how far she has come in 10 years!

Then, on Saturday, the 28th, Brooklyn had her Friends Party at TumbleBees, a local gymnastics center. She had a BLAST and kept talking about going back again next year.

These three sweet girls have been friends before even their FIRST birthdays. So grateful that they have Girl Scouts to keep them together.

We ended the night with her "official" family party with her grandparents and aunt, uncle, and cousin.

Whew, Brooklyn, we love you, but celebrating your birthday is EXHAUSTING! I was quite thrilled when the festivities were over but so thankful to celebrate 10 memorable, precious years with my first baby.

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