Monday, February 18, 2008

Another Double Digit Child

Saturday, Jenise turned 10. With the kids' school vacation being this week, I was hoping to have a small party for Jenise with her friends but she has so much happening this week(science project, basketball...) that we couldn't schedule it. I am planning on one in March--I've been promising her a sleepover!! Saturday, I wanted to do a little something so we went to our favorite store--Target:) She chose some earrings, a Disney CD and an American Girl Quiz book(she loves these books). Above she is listening to it and JiaLi is dancing away. For supper, we had Tacos:) We were going to go out for dinner but Jenise really wanted to watch the movie I talk about below so we stayed in and made tacos--all the kids loved them--I'm not sure if they enjoyed eating them or making them more:) Please don't ask about this so called cake. We were out earlier this week at a concert for Danny and it was a late night and a rushed dinner and I had promised the kids a different snack for their help. Well, on the way home, Daddy ran into the corner store and came out with a box of these. We had some left and Daddy created a cake. (Sunday we got together for my Mom's birthday and my Mom brought a cake for Jenise so she did get a cake.) Pippi Longstocking, yes, that is the movie. Here is the story. In our neighborhood, we have a Christmas Elf who at Christmas goes crazy and gets all the kids books. This year Jenise's book was Pippi Longstocking. Jenise needs a very good book to read if she is going to read(she is into Beverly Cleary right now). Well, this book, she flew through:) When she was 3-4 years old, we had purchased the Pippi Longstocking video and it was buried in the back of our video cabinet. When she finished the book, I told her that we have the movie and since her birthday was right at the beginning of vacation, she had asked to watch the video on her birthday. I dug it out and the kids watched it. We had to watch it upstairs because our downstairs does not have a video hookup. (never thought videos would be old-fashioned)


mommy24treasures said...

I love this post. Its the simple things that children love most. This post shows that.

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Truly Blessed said...

Well Happy Birthday to Jenise!

I loved Pippi Longstocking when I was a kid. It sounds like she had a good birthday! I had to laugh at her "birthday cake" though, I've got one who doesn't like cake and we have to get creative for him!

(Your girls could each use a cute bow!)

The Byrd Family said...

Happy Birthday! I don't care what anyone says...chocolate is chocolate and those look yummy!

LaLa said...

Happy Birthday Jenise!!! Love your taco/movie night idea : )

Glad they all liked the movie, I wasn't sure Danny would sit through it (I won't tell any of his friends LOL)

Can't wait to see you guys!

missy said...

Happy Birthday to Jenise! It looks like she had a great one. The taco/movie night is a great idea...I think I might borrow it from ya : )

Glad she had a special night!