Friday, August 24th, 2007

24 AUGUST 2007

For Annie’s 4th birthday we started the celebration at Five Guy’s Burgers. We all wolfed down our burgers and fries in anticipation of yummy cake to be served at home. I had already pre-baked and frosted the base of the cake earlier in the day, but Daddy and Annie put the finishing touches on it together. A tiara was the main theme since Annie is such a cute princess. The cake was promptly eaten, and then it was time for opening presents. Rather than wrap a bunch of gifts, I decided to fill up Annie’s brand new Tinkerbell backpack with the goodies in all the various pockets. Consider it a “back-to-school” sort of theme. Annie soon discovered in the pockets/pouches that she received a princess jacket, birthday t-shirt, headphones, box of chalks for the rarely used chalkboard, Barbie Princess coloring book, drawing pad, Thumbelina cartoon dvd, and LeapPad learning system. I’m especially excited about the LeapPad thingy (Annie doesn’t know it yet, but she is, too.) because it aids in the learning of reading/writing/math skills/etc. {I hope that it will help keep her busy on our upcoming plane trip. It has an outlet for earphones; hence, the reason for headphones as a gift. I also got Mimi a pair of headphones, so she can watch the DVD player on the plane. I wonder if I will get a moment of peace.} Anyway, Annie seemed to really enjoy her birthday and all the gifts she received. She also got some money from Grandma Indiana and Grandpa Minnesota and an envelope of goodies from Grandma Minnesota (which we forgot to give her–we’ll have another celebration the next day), and birthday cards from anuts and uncles. Thanks so much for thinking of her. When you get a chance, take a look at the pictures from the “event” on the memories page under “Annie’s B-day 2007“.

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