I had a pretty busy weekend last weekend! Aryssa turned 5 this week! Happy Birthday, Aryssa! Anyway, I thought that for her birthday present, I would take her and Lakin out to lunch and to get their nails done then buy her a birthday outfit. Doesn't that sound like fun??!! It was! The weather could have been a little nicer, but it could have been worse, too. Sunday was her birthday "party", which :( we were the only guests. Aryssa is a sweet enough girl that she didn't notice or care. I wish my kids could be like that! Hmmmm...... what's that saying about my kids?? Well, I LOVE them anyway!! So here are the pictures of our weekend.
We started out at Applebee's. We chose here because we wanted a sit down place that would sing Happy Birthday. I suppose we should have asked that first..... I'll get to that. Anyway, we go to Applebees and get a nice little waitress who turns out to be v-eeeeeeery slow. it doesn't help that Jami and I take about 20 minutes to order. After we get our food, we ask about singing and the waitress says that they don't sing, which, come to think of it, we did tell her when we first got there that it was Aryssa's birthday and she even went as far as to ask which one (kid). So technically, we naturally assumed that they would sing. If not, don't you think she would have mentioned that when we told her it was her birthday?? See, it's the waitresses fault. So we were pretty disappointed and Jami asked if she could have cake or something and she told us " she can HAVE a sundae". Well, we just asked for our check and decided to call Chili's and see if they would sing if we came there for dessert ( I told them Applebee's wouldn't :). They said sure, come on over. Then the waitress comes with a Sundae and we tell her our plans and she says.... let me get that taken off your bill, then!!!! She charged us for it! Urgh...... so the girls didn't eat it, they just looked at it:) So after waiting for an hour and severely irritating the lady who was sitting across from us, the waitress brought back my card. That took us about an hour and 30 minutes or so. Then we were on our way to Target.............The birthday girl!!! Aryssa being silly while waiting
Aryssa's fabulous birthday mealOh yeah, the waitress did bring balloons, but I think they always do thatDoesn't Jami look lovely???The sundae ( is that how it's spelled??) they weren't allowed to eatHere is the lady who didn't like our kids much... I can just imagine what she said to people about us:) She just came in to enjoy some ice cream... she only took a few bites. Really, the girls weren't even being bad. They were just playing with their balloons while waiting for our waitress. She even made a comment to one of the other waitresses about her hearing aid! How funny!! Jami wanted to follow her into the restroom and torture her some more with the girls, but I said no.... I know, a party pooper.TARGET
After finally leaving Applebees, we headed to Target to try and find an outfit. Since we went to Plainfield, that turned out to be more difficult than we had hoped. We did eventually find a cute sweater and some jeans, which I got for Lakin, too. We planned on them matching at the party on Sunday so we could get some cute pictures. We spent about an hour in here, but both girls got an outfit and Aryssa got some Hannah Montana makeup:)VICTORIA NAILS
We finally made it to the nail place and the girls were told to pick out their colors. They were picking some really crazy ones, too. Aryssa settled on red and blue and Lakin ( with my encouragement) settled on a really pretty purple. Aryssa went first and at the end chose green stars to put on her toes, much to Jami's disappointment. Lakin had just the purple picked out, but after seeing Aryssa's two-toned toes, wanted the same for herself. Jami, wanting Lakin to match Aryssa's colors, helped her pick out a really bright yellow and green. But Lakin LOVES her mom and listened to me and chose an almost white-ish color instead. Then she picked a little jewel and we made it look like a flower....cute. Aryssa did decide that she wanted a flower like Lakin next time. I promised we do it again on Lakin's birthday. Maybe it really will become a yearly tradition. Traditions are fun!!!!Their be-uuuuuuuuu-tiful nail technicianShe's goin in!!Doesn't Jami look pretty again?? Pretty toes!!! The finished product.
Don't these smiles just say it all??
Don't these smiles just say it all??
Okay, I took like, 4 pictures of the party and Jami took zero.... sorry Aryssa!!