Kaitlin's Birthday was a very busy day! She had her favorite creamed eggs for breakfast before we took off for our non-stop day. It was so busy she had to open her presents throughout the day. She started off with new hot pink Nikes!
Then we were off to Hank's baseball game.
Then we headed to lunch at Subway. Her request was turkey, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and olives. Since it was her birthday she got a foot long! Can't forget Cool Ranch chips and chocolate milk.
After lunch we went to the mall for the big event of the day... Ear Piercing! Kaitlin is a tender soul and very empathetic. She was so concerned about Karlie three years ago she passed out watching Karlie get her ears pierced. :) She has been waiting until she felt confident she could go through with it.
She was very scared right before and started crying. She really wanted to do it though.
My nurse instincts kicked in and I had her hold my hand and look into my eyes. I told her she was strong and could do it.
Luckily there were two ladies available to pierce at the same time. It was over! She cried once she got to me. Her ears were no longer hurting but it was as if her feelings were hurt that it hurt more than she anticipated. Noting hugs from mom and dad can't wash away.
We then did something I can't ever remember doing, a family shopping trip at the mall. We went to a few stores for the girls. Max found a hat store. I found some work out clothes. It was the strangest thing all shopping together. It was nice but I am no sure if it will ever happen again!
After the big ear piercing it was off to the girls' double header volleyball game. They won both of them! Our first and only wins thus far! It must have the new shoes and the luck of our birthday girl.
Kaitlin's best friend is born on the same day and they were born only 5 minutes apart. These two are like twins from another mother and mister. We are close friends with the entire family. We all went out to dinner after the game to celebrate the girls.
Their family owns the restaurant we went to and since Hank couldn't have the cupcakes Joey arranged for Hank to have his favorite dessert of chocolate ice cream and Oreos! To say he was pleased is an understatement!
We didn't get home until very late, so we promised Kaitlin the next night she could have her favorite home made dinner and dessert.
She wanted Costco chicken, shells and white noodles, fruit salad, and artichokes. We got to sing her Happy Birthday and she blew out her candles in brownie sundae. We spent the evening playing in the hot tub.
Happy Birthday Kaitlin! I know your big heart, determination, and strong work ethic will take you far. We love you so much sweet girl!