Nina's birthday was celebrated twice--the night before when we had our cousin's over and the day of, when we went to our friend's house. Thank you Michelle for a wonderful birthday celebration that you provided for Nina!
The night before her birthday, Aunt Ayla surprised Nina with a present. . . a riding helmet! Nina is getting interested in horses and when she visits Aunt Ayla this summer, she will need that helmet to ride Ayla's horse, Steel. We also surprised Nina with a Birthday Trifle and sang Happy Birthday! The next day, I made one of her favorite breakfast foods, bread pudding, and we sadly saw family off, as they headed back to California. After that, we had Ellie come over and hang out (who brought Nina flowers and balloons) and then we went to Michelle's, where Emma hand-decorated the house with birthday pizzaz (spelling???). There, she opened the present from Mom and Dad--a cell phone! Boy was she one happy camper! She also enjoyed opening her card from Michelle, Robert, and Emma which has a coupon good for one shopping trip! We had Nina's favorite dinner, spaghetti, and my favorite cake: Michelle's Death by Chocolate. Lol, it was an awesome day! I loved how Nina kept saying she felt loved and spoiled!
Lucky girl, it doesn't end there: we are celebrating her birthday one more time in May when she has a sleepover and potluck. We couldn't do a party on her milestone birthday because it was Easter weekend. And the next weekend is Dominic's birthday, then the next weekend is Nina's dance production, Cinderella (Emma's in it, too!). . . we are so booked each weekend until May 11th. So May 11th, Nina is having another birthday bash. I think that works out great because she still doesn't know that mom and dad okay-ed a room swap with her and Dominic and we have to get that ready for her sleepover!
Oh, the life of a teenager!