Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Make-up Day

So...I am at the very end of this pregnancy and as anyone who has been pregnant knows, it is no fun at the end. It has been more than a little uncomfortable lately and of course, life doesn't let up so one can rest and relax.

I don't mean to complain, I feel very blessed to be carrying this little girl and I don't take it for granted. However, it takes a lot to make me laugh out loud right now.

Avery managed to accomplish that task last night and I knew if I didn't write it down here I would probably forget it. I was taking Avery to dance class last night and as we were driving there she started asking me about her school make-up day this Friday.

Since the kids missed a week of elementary school and preschool during our snow event a while back, we now have three days to make-up and the first of those three is this Friday. Generally, preschools do not have make-up days but I guess because they lost a week of school they decided to add days to the schedule.

Avery does not normally have preschool on Fridays so this Friday is her first make-up day. I have been explaining this to her this week since it is out of the ordinary.

Avery's question as we drove to dance class: "Mommy, what kind of make-up do I get to wear on Friday?"

Me: "What are you talking about Avery?"

"Do I get to wear your make-up or do I get my own make-up?"

I finally made the connection (pregnancy brain) and started laughing. I then, of course, had to try to explain what "make-up" meant in this scenario.

She was a little disappointed that she didn't actually get to wear make-up but handled it very maturely!

Emma's 6th birthday

Emma's 6th birthday was March 10th and since it fell on a school night we kept things quiet that evening. I made her favorite dinner (lasagna) and she opened gifts and enjoyed some cake and ice cream.

On Saturday, she chose to go have her nails done so Avery, Emma and I ventured over to Snip-its, a new children's hair salon and spa.

The girls got to lounge on their own special chairs while the nail techs got busy on their finger and toenails. It was so funny watching because they did everything like you would normally receive when getting a manicure or pedicure. They soaked their hands and feet, rubbed them down with lotion, filed and painted. Of course the girls picked their own paint colors - fluorescent pink for Avery and a silver sparkle paint for Emma!

That evening Emma got to choose where she wanted to dine out and of course our kid's favorite won out again - Fatz Cafe! So we had an early dinner and then came home for round two of cake and ice cream.

Overall, I think she had a good birthday. Thank you to everyone that sent a gift and called to wish her a happy birthday!