Last Tuesday was Sara Madalin's last official day of school. Because it was her birthday, I told her she didn't have to go to school and that we would do whatever she wanted for her day. I let her sleep until she woke up naturally. She slept until about 7:00 and came into our room and asked, "Is it my birthday?" I told her it was. She was so happy.
I had wrapped a few small things I'd picked up for her. We let her open them before Reagan left for work. Don't you just love that morning hair?
She got a set of cards with the states and capitals on them. She's interested in the U.S. states right now. We have a map up in her room and she'll point to a state and ask me to tell her which state it is, and we've been listening to a song to learn the states and their capitals. I thought this little set of cards would be something she could look at in the car while we ride.
She picked this out one day when we were at Toys R Us picking up a birthday gift for someone else. She wanted this so she and her Daddy could make a robot.
Finally, I got her a little Moon Dough, which is always a big hit with this girl.
After Reagan left for work, she and I had breakfast then got ready to go to Chuck E. Cheese. She wanted to go there to play and have lunch. We arrived a little early, so she unbuckled and sat in the front seat with me until they opened.
She had a great time just playing and exploring. She rode this horse several times. She really liked him.
She also rode in this big truck.
Finally, she met Chuck.
After spending about 40 coins to wins 70 tickets, she was ready to choose her prizes and head home.
Happy Birthday to that sweet girl. We love her so much. And I can't believe she is already 5 years old. I tear up every time I think about how quickly these sweet years are passing. She has grown and matured so much this past year. Those who know us personally know what all we have been through to help her this past year, and how far she's come. She surprises us every day with her humor, her intelligence, and her love of life. I couldn't be prouder of her and of who she is becoming. God has such big things in store for this girl and I am so very thankful that He is allowing Reagan and me to be a part of her life.