Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Giada!

Birthday celebration at Ran & Bud's to start off the week long celebration!

 Morning celebration before school.
Gino and I snuck off to get donuts,  so we could sing some birthday wishes before school.

 Kim Duke's famous cookies for the school celebration.  Glitter "6" cookies for all her classmates.  The fun thing about your birthday at St. Anne's, is you get free dress. That is a big deal when you are at a Catholic school with uniforms every day.

That evening the celebration continued; Giada wanted Chinese food, so we headed to Sacramento to PF Chang's to do something a little different.  Giada loved everything, and loved their famous lettuce cups!

Tradition continues...rainbow cupcakes for another year. The kids helped me make them all and then Nicole  did the frosting. I suck at doing frosting.  So before we knew it fun rainbow cupcakes were ready for the birthday party.

 Although it has been beautiful weather every year for Giada's birthday, we always worry about weather in January and do indoor parties.  Giada picked the gymnastics place, and fun was had by all the littles. The kids were a sweaty mess after running around all afternoon.

 The rainbow glasses in the favor bag were a hit! Lookin good ladies.

Happy Birthday to you sweet girl! 
These are a few things that come to mind when I think about what she is up to these days.
-Loves to read and spell, this has been one of the most fun things to watch her do since starting Kindergarten
- Still doing gymnastics and loves showing us her skills. She is getting pretty good at cartwheels, back bends, and close to the splits. She is way more flexible than I have ever been
-Drawing is a big passion of hers. She is constantly drawing pictures and they are very detailed.
-Starting softball this spring, so that will be a new adventure for us all. She seems excited, but is also afraid the ball is going to hit her in the face, so should be comical as well.
- Definitely can get frustrated when Gino knocks down a tower she has built, or messed up something she is working on, but for the most part, very helpful and sweet playing with him.  They play lots of games together lately. It is funny to see her trick him, even on a simple game of Ro Sham Bo.
- Lots of make believe play and dress up.
- Now that she has mastered bike riding, on the first try no less, she has had so much fun riding around.  Once I can start running, I think it will be fun to run along side her while she is biking. Looking forward to that adventure soon.
-Still a great eater, it is fun to get her to try new things. She is game for it all.
-Lost 1st tooth! The tooth fairy brought her 2 glitter dollars!

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