Wendy woke up and suddenly she was 7! It was fun setting up the fireplace for her and she loved it when she woke up. She got a princess tent with a spinning sparkly light, a real metal gum ball machine, a bead bracelet making set, some other jewelry and Jane got her an LOL ball, gum and a super pink bird clip.
Last year she wanted cookies for her birthday breakfast so I was a little worried about what she'd ask for this year. Luckily it was her dad's German pancakes.
She's so stink'n cute! I love that she wore that bird every chance she got. I'm pretty sure it is a Christmas decoration but it has a little clip on it so she just wears it in her hair. She's adorable.
She opened all her presents and then off to school she went. I got to go with her to read a story to her class but SHE wanted to read it. She practiced the book right before we left for school and when we got there, she walked straight up to the projector, knew exactly what to do and read the whole story to her class! She was SOOO brave! This is probably the biggest, bravest thing she's ever done. 2 years ago there is no way she would have ever done anything in front of anyone. And, she read so well! I'm so proud of her.
It was really cute when she'd read a funny part and the whole class would laugh. It was just perfect.
We went home and I cleaned the house for a while until it was time for the sitter to come over so I could go out with Wendy for our biannual birthday/half birthday lunch. Luckily her birthday was on a Friday so Texas Roadhouse was open! She didn't eat much and then her ice cream came out and she dug in. Smart girl saving room for the best stuff. I asked her a lot of questions to pass the time of her eating incredibly slow (we were there for an hour and a half!) and my favorite was this:
Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Wendy: A mom...
Wendy: ...but without any kids.
Wendy: A mom...
Wendy: ...but without any kids.
One day I will put together a book with our selfies from every birthday/half birthday lunch we've had and it's going to be one of my favorite things. I love this girl and our special tradition.
Since this year is a "family birthday" instead of a friend's party for her, we thought and thought about what special thing to do with her and finally decided on taking her to the store after lunch to pick out a new movie and a treat for the family after dinner. She was so cute and picked out a Minnie Mouse movie, Luigi's Italian Ice for the treat and then at checkout I surprised her and asked if she wanted to get a candy that she never gets and she picked out a juicy drop squirt candy. I hope she remembers my surprises and knows I love her.
Aunt Anna came before we picked up the girls from school and we ran to get her some balloons so we could surprise her. We were running late to surprise her with them which would have been lame because that was the whole point of getting them but we got there right as she was crossing the street to go to our meeting spot. Woohoo! Birthday balloons!
Aunt Anna brought Wendy the best gift, a furniture set for her doll! The girls got their dolls out and played for ages until it was time for her to go to tumbling. She was super excited to bring rice krispy treats to her tumbling class like she did for her class at school. We picked her up and headed straight to Cafe Rio for her birthday dinner. Her dreams came true and she got double sides of pico, a side of black beans and her own drink. It's amazing how the little things can make her smile so much.
We also gave Wendy a vanity table for her birthday. She's been asking for one for forever. Grandma gave her a make-up set (and a baby doll for the bathtub) that went perfectly with it.
The day we gave it to her I went looking for Logan and found him smiling like this in the mirror and snapped a picture before he saw me. Ha! He's such a funny kid.
It was also a big day for Jane. She'd lost another tooth the night before so when she woke up on Wendy's birthday there was a surprise for her too. I've been saving it for her for an entire year and felt like it was a good gift to give her for this tooth. She didn't take the cape off for 3 days so... I'm so glad she loved it!
Funny story about how she lost her tooth and how sweet she is. The night before, she realized she hadn't gotten Wendy a gift. She was freaking out about how I HAD to take her to the store that night so she could get Wendy something. There was no way I could because when Brandt got home I had to go to a youth activity and then I had a Bunco group I'd committed to immediately after youth night. I decided to skip helping setting up for the youth activity since it was SO important to her (sorry Laura) and the second Brandt got home, her and I ran to Walmart (the closest store). That meant I didn't get to eat dinner because it finished right when Brandt got home but it was worth it. I had to rush her but she was adamant on getting the right gift for Wendy and didn't care how much it cost. She finally picked out the gifts and at the checkout she saw some gum. Wendy loves gum but Jane HATES it. Jane won't even be in the same room as someone chewing gum but she knew Wendy would love it so she added it to our stuff. I was totally going to pay at least half of what the gifts cost but Jane was so proud to pay for it all so I let her. She was so selfless because she's saving up so hard for an echo dot. On the way home I told Jane that she'd spent $10 so she better lose that wiggly tooth soon (the Texas Tooth Fairy helps fill her wallet). I was slightly kidding. When I got home her tooth was in a bag on the counter. Haha! I bet she'd wiggled it non stop since I told her to finally pull it out. Well, that was easy. I love that girl!
A perfect day celebrating our Wendy Mae!