Monday, June 21, 2010

ZoeBel's 5!!!!!

Hmm, I should have written this last week. I'm hard pressed to remember everything we did for her birthday.

I can't remember if we started on Wednesday. I feel like we did something, just can't recall. Aren't I a wonderful mama?

Thursday (her actual birthday) she choose yogurt for breakfast. So we had yogurt and candles. Except I couldn't find a lighter so she pretended to blow out the candles :P. After ClaireBeth was done with school Eric picked all of the girls up and took them to Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate with Bree's family. They had a great time and I didn't have to suffer the horrors of Chuck E. Cheese. Definitely win/win!

Friday we got her pictures taken. Just don't comment on her dress! We generally pick out something that morning but we'd helped with ClaireBeth's field day at school so we were running late. We had time to go to one store. Since I knew-and wasn't impressed with-what they had at WalMart and Target and the mall didn't open until the same time our appointment was we ended up at Ross. Which can be hit or miss. It was a miss. But we got a good one. We did a few other things; again I can't quite remember. I know I'm horrible. Then came the big festivities. ZoeBel also graduated from preschool on the 11th. We invited my parents and grandmother and planned to have ZoeBel's favorite dinner (pizza pockets) and strawberry cake afterwards. Except with all the running around we ran behind. When we left to take her to school for the ceremony I hadn't even made her cake yet, let alone started dinner. We ended up with Little Ceaser's (thanks to Mama and Pops). While I was making the cake after the ceremony the other big people took ZoeBel to shop for her birthday presents. After dinner we, including the delightful Miss Francesca from upstairs, sang Happy Birthday and dug in, at which point ZoeBel tells me she doesn't like strawberry cake. Nice. My friends came over a little later to celebrate with us and we ended up talking until like 2 am.

And last but not least we went to see Shrek Ever After in 3-D. I honestly couldn't tell you if it was Saturday or Sunday though. And of course the next week we were off to Ohio. More to follow...


Randi Legates said...

I hate Chuck E. Cheese too, that place is crazy!

Little Ceaser's is great! I love that place!!

Sounds like Zoe to say that she hates Strawberry right after you make her a strawberry cake.

Sounds like fun though. I miss you!

Sarah said...

Like the new background. Don't beat yourself up on all the details of Zoe's birthday. All that matters is that it was celebrated with all those that love her and she had fun. Which I am more then sure she did.
We all get behind. Though I am sure it's harder for you. You are doing great Jessica.

Jessica said...

thanks, sarah. now i'm going to cry! i'm definitely looking forward to the 9th. and randi~I MISS YOU!!!