People weren’t kidding when they told me kids grow up fast! Wasn’t it just yesterday Gracia was that little baby crawling around the house? I miss hearing her little hands on the ground as she would follow me wherever I went. But even though I miss that stage, there are a lot of things I’m loving about the age she’s at now! Like when she gives me a big hug, or wants to put her “lipstick” (chapstick) on when she sees me getting my make-up on.
Anyhoo…we had a party at the park this Saturday, mostly with family. We celebrated Gracia’s birthday and her cousin’s (it’s actually Cameron’s cousin’s daughter, but we’ll just say cousins for simplicity sake). The girls were born just 3 days apart and they really liked sharing the party! Plus since I had someone to help with food it was easier and cheaper!
Yesterday, Gracia’s actual birthday, was started with some Fruity Puff cereal I had let her pick out for her birthday. We gave her the gift from us. A duplo set…and it was on clearance! I’m not ashamed that I bought my daughter a clearance birthday gift! She enjoys the toys just as much if they’re on clearance as full price and I enjoy them more knowing we saved over $10.
Then at lunch I got Gracia a free Sonic meal that they give to kids for their birthdays (you have to sign up for it). For supper we went to Chik-Fil-A and got her a kid’s meal. Usually we just buy her some nuggets and dollar menu fries, but since it was her birthday we went all out and got the kid’s meal. lol
Then on the way home we stopped by a prairie dog town. We didn’t actually see any prairie dogs, but we did get to see lots of ants, a burrowing owl and his owl hole. We knew it was his hole because of all the dead frogs and bones around it.
Over all I think it was a pretty nice birthday for her and I’m sure thankful for the 4 years I’ve had to spend with this little girl!