Saturday, November 15, 2008
Maddie's "Real" Birthday
Maddie's actual birthday was November 2nd (we just had the party a week early), so we decided to have a fun little day on the town with her to celebrate. I don't know about you, but I actually love it when I get to spread out my birthday celebrations! Coffee with a friend one day, special dinner with my family another, gifts that arrive even after my birthday...it's like a whole week of happy birthday to me! (oh yeah, we were talking about *Maddie's* birthday, right?!...)
In the morning I made Maddie pancakes with warm applesauce and cinnamon. Maddie opened one gift that I'd been saving from her Aunt Robin and inside we found the most adorable things she had made herself--a pink tutu with silk flower petals and an outfit she made for the birthday girl with the #2 on the shirt (see photos). I am jealous of how crafty Robin is with a sewing machine! I'm great with paper, but I can't even sew on a button. (Keith has this fascination with me learning how to sew, for some reason--I agree it would be cool, but I have too many projects going as it is!) :-)
We played with the new toys she opened at her birthday party (books, Playdoh with accessories, coloring book and markers) and watched one of her new Bob the Builder videos (which shows real construction equipment in action--she was mesmerized!). I had wanted to take her to Peanut Butter & Ellie's, a children's cafe I'd been wanting to visit for years, but when I looked up the address I was so bummed to see that they'd closed! So, off to the Old Spaghetti Factory we went. Maddie thought it was so cool that they have a train car inside the restaurant--that pretty much entertained her the whole meal.