Yesterday we reached a milestone here at the Moscato Household. The Toddler turned 5 years old.
It was a big day – one we celebrated from the moment she opened her eyes, to the moment we tucked her into bed. She dressed up in her favorite little dress and headed off to school bright and early telling everyone that would listen that it was her birthday. For lunch we brought in a dozen cupcakes for her class and then played outside blowing bubbles in the breeze. Bubbles are one of our favorite things around here!
After school we came home and played a few hours before getting the Tween from school. While killing time in the car, I decided to “interview” her – remembering the hundreds of videos my Dad took of me growing up, and knowing this would be one I would treasure forever. I think I see a Vlogger in the making.
I had given the Toddler free reign to choose whatever she wanted for dinner – restaurant or at home – and she asked for me to do my “almost famous turkey and spinach lasagna.” I was floored. That girl sure knows how to please her Mama. I ended up making two – one “normal” one and one of my turkey spinach variety.
We dined on lasagna, salad and french bread for dinner and Papa and Nana joined in! After dinner she dove (literally) into her Presents Bag – big enough for her to fit into herself! Nana and Papa outdid themselves as usual with all of her favorite little goodies – from sidewalk chalk to Fur-Real Friends to Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2.
I surprised her with yet ANOTHER Birthday Cake where she nearly caught herself on fire laughing so hard because she could not get the candles to blow out. We all had a good laugh as she tried about ten times to blow out five candles. The cake was yummy – I only licked my fingers after cutting everyone else a piece, I figured I did enough damage with the cupcake earlier – and put us at the feeling of “over full” as we loaded up to head to the theaters.
We went to go see Rio 3D which was precious. We were in the theater about 14 seconds before Nana dropped the popcorn. It never fails – in this crowd one of us ALWAYS manages to drop the popcorn. The great guys working the counter hooked us up with another bag, so we were all good to go. What I LOVE about this little neighborhood theater is most often we are the ONLY ones there! This time the six of us shared the entire theater with only four other people. It was great because we got to laugh and the kids danced around to the music of Rio.
It was a wonderful day and one that none of us will soon forget. With Friday kicking off Spring Break I am looking forward to spending a lot more time with both the Tween and the Toddler. It is days like this that remind me how fortunate Mike and I both are to work from home, and to have the luxury and freedom to spend days like this with the two people that mean the most to us in the whole World.
Thanks to everyone who sent Facebook messages and of course thanks to Papa and Nana who helped make her Birthday extra special!