Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Peach.

I am telling you that there isn't a sweeter 10 year old girl in the world and boy am I nuts about her.

 We spent the day at the science museum with our co-op. It was very fun as it was our first time back together since Christmas break. The kids played and explored and got to eat food that had been frozen in liquid nitrogen. We brought cupcakes (chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter icing withe Reese's cups crumbled on top - per Ally's request).

We passed on a birthday party for the girls this year. Instead we did some special things. The Lee kids came home with us from the science museum to play for the day.

I took Ally to get her hair cut (a treat for my kids) in the afternoon. And let me just mention here that the salon would let you pay with a debit/credit card but you could only tip with cash or check! Weird. And a really bad policy. I was a little embarrassed to tip with $4 worth of quarters! But not as much as I would have been if we walked out of there without tipping.

After Jason got home we took her (just her - the only time Jason and I have have together been with just one child except for ER trips!) to the mall to get her ears pierced.
 She had done this once before but the holes closed up. She was nervous because she remembered that it hurt. But she was brave...

 Riding the escalator, which is my kids' favorite part of the mall. Since we RARELY, RARELY go I figured she could take a whirl or two...
 Then we took her our for dinner. We had such a special time. We tried to remember what we had done for every birthday she has had. We got stuck on a few. It was a fun time with just our little Peach, who normally gladly steps out of the lime light.
 Back at home we had birthday cake (Eclair cake actually - her favorite) with the Lees.

She got the pillow pet she had been wanting (which settles the score even further between me and my husband who thought our kids would never want something so stupid. I knew they would love them and now all but one of them own one).
I love how selfless and loving Allyson is. She is tenderhearted and comforting and nurturing. She will make a fantastic mother some day. Just recently she has wondered if maybe the Lord would have her be a missionary in Asia. Oh that He would hold her heart!!

1 comment:

  1. Another beautiful girl! You are so blessed!

    On a side note--did you get her name from the book/movie "The Notebook?" Just wondering. I think the girl's name in that movie is Ally, short for Allyson.