Three years ago yesterday, I was mowing our yard on a very hot afternoon, with hopes of inducing labor. I finished mowing, showered, poured myself a glass of lemonade and turned on the t.v. I began having contractions - about 10 minutes apart, but very steady. About 10:00 PM, my contractions were ranging from 3 to 5 minutes apart, still very steady. Monkey decided it was time to take me to the hospital, as he was getting nervous. Me. . . I wanted to stay home a little longer, but knew that we should side with caution. After a sleepless night in the hospital, Pumpkin decided it was time to meet the world. This child has kept us on our toes ever since!
Since we are just coming off of the July 4th holiday where we spent much time with family, we decided to have our own celebration for Pumpkin's birthday. The boys were off to the cabin this past weekend (again), Gummi was at a friend's house, so Monkey, the 3 youngest and I headed out for dinner and a movie last night. We ate at Buffalo Wild Wings (where the waitress asked if the girls were triplets) and then saw the movie Brave. It was such a great night, even though it got late and the girls were really tired. This afternoon, once the other kids returned home, we settled in for a lovely and fun party.
|Pumpkin picked the menu of grilled hamburgers for supper and pink, strawberry cake for dessert.|
|Pumpkin wanted to frost her own cake.|
|The finished product. Notice the frosting on Pumpkin's cheek. Hmmm. . . .|
|Getting ready to blow out the sparklers. I love Cucumber's reaction in the background.|
|A little Neopolitan on the side.|
|Willing to share, upon her sister's request.|
|All of the gifts Pumpkin received: headbands (she decided to wear all 3 at once), a new suitcase filled with little gifts from her siblings- gum, mints, hair binders, lip balm, hair glitter, fingernail polish and cash.|
|My favorite picture from dinner last night|