Yesterday I had planned a thoughtful moving post to share with you right before the New Year. And then I fell asleep at 10:00pm. Because that’s how I roll these days. Are you jealous? I didn’t think so.
I still want to share my thoughts about last year and this year to come, but for now I’m going to share some pictures from our day today. Leela turned nine years old. Six of those years she’s been pestering me to get her ears pierced. So, today was the day that was going to end the nagging.
Leela could hardly contain herself as we were driving to the mall. Feet swinging, ponytail bobbing and lots of nervous laughter. She practically skipped to the store. When we got there we all froze in our tracks. The store was closed. Horrors.
It took a moment before we noticed the glaring pink note that said “back in five minutes”. As far as Leela was concerned, that meant five hours. She stood there with her nose pressed to the storefront.
About twenty minutes later we were good to go. Two new holes in her head and nary a tear in sight, we went out to celebrate…..
At Target. Popcorn and slushies for all. Clearance shopping for mom. Aren’t we fancy?
A few hours later we went out for Leela’s big birthday dinner. She chose Texas Roadhouse because they offer buckets of free peanuts as an appetizer. I think she likes to crack them open more than she actually likes eating them.
Upon entering the restaurant I saw a sign that had a list of kid’s activities for the month. I chuckled when I saw the duct tape night. We might have to come back to see what that’s all about. I’m sure hilarity will ensue.
A quick girls self portrait before the ribs and hot sauce. The after picture wasn’t nearly as nice.
I have to tell you, I really like Texas Roadhouse for family dining. The food is quite good, especially the ribs. The free hot buttered rolls and peanuts aren’t a bad touch either. But most of all, I like the atmosphere. It’s just a fun place to dine as a family.
I know Jeff is missing from the picture, but he was there. The only picture I have of him is one with a peanut perched on his upper lip looking like a mustache, but I’m not going to embarrass him by sharing it. Though I’m totally tempted.
We ended our day with birthday cake. A very sweet ending to a very lovely day. So, now we have two nine year olds. That is, until six weeks from now when we celebrate Shannon’s 10th birthday. Hopefully that will fall on duct tape night at Texas Roadhouse because I’m dying to see what that’s all about!
Happy Birthday Leela! We love you!