Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Her 11th birthday

Valerie had a great birthday yesterday!  She will be having a party next week.  It's awfully hard to have a birthday party in the middle of the holidays.  This year, she decided on a December 30 Eve of New Year's Eve fireworks party.  We are allowed to pop fireworks here, so weather permitting, Clint will put on a fireworks show and the girls who are allowed can sleep over.

Anyway, our original plan yesterday was to go to the indoor Christmas Fest in New Orleans.  The weather was looking pretty grim though, so we decided it wasn't the best day to walk around or drive in the rain.  Instead, Val decided to go to Party Pad, an indoor inflatable party place.  We got there about an hour after it opened and had the entire place to ourselves!!  It was a long while before anyone else showed up.  After that, we went to the movies to see "The Good Dinosaur."  From there, we went out to dinner at Val's favorite Mexican restaurant.  The servers sang happy birthday to her and she got a free dessert.  Once we were home, I had made her some red velvet cupcakes so we sang happy birthday again!  We had a very busy but fun filled family day!

Val has been asking for a phone for a while now.  I know plenty of kids her age have phones, but eleven seems too young.  Besides, she isn't much of a phone person.  She's more than welcome to use the house phone or my phone to call her friends, but she doesn't want to.   Val has had a 4th generation iPod Touch for a few years now and it's gotten to the point that it can't be updated anymore.  A lot of her games and apps won't work.  She facetimes and texts a few friends on the iPod. Instead of the iPhone she's clamoring for, I got her a 5th generation iPod Touch.  I wrapped it and wrapped it again, and put it in various size boxes to throw her off!

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  1. Oh, how fun! I like to do surprise wrappings too - I once wrapped all of my son's presents and then nested them in box after box. I think I had more fun doing it than he had opening it!