09 November 2012

Three Squared

Tomorrow, the girl turns nine.

Tonight, she's having a slumber party. Seven girls are camping out in front of the TV. There's ice cream cake in the freezer, and popcorn planned, and waffles on deck for breakfast. I even conjured up a perfect party favor: each girl gets her own travel sized pillow, with her name stenciled on the case.

Today, she took a mess of rice crispy treats to school. I only told my teacher what I was bringing; I wanted it to be a surprise for my friends.

Last night, the power was only out for an hour, and back on by the time we had the serious work of making the treats and stenciling the pillowcases. (Dinner had to be made in the dark.)

Nine years ago, I had no idea what was in store for us.

Happy birthday, girlie.

12 comments:

De said...

Sounds perfect.

All I can think is how much will happen between now and 3 cubed. Like, everything.

It's more exciting than Christmas Eve!

Joybells said...

Happy becoming a mom day!

Anon said...

Lucky daughter having a creative, fun mother.
Happy birthday, Mom!
Linda

Jody said...

Happy Birthday to both of you!

Kizz said...

Did you have any idea it would involve stenciling and rice krispie treats?

Jocelyn said...

I want to be one of her friends 'cause I want in on that fun.

Is there a shot of vodka in the works for Mommy?

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Happy Birthday--Those November baby girls kinda rock.

Bibliomama said...

Considering how well the monkey bread thing worked out, I am seriously considering stealing this one as well. Happy birth day to both of you.

readersguide said...

Awww. My oldest is a November girl, too.

kathy a. said...

i'm late! but hope it was a lovely time for all!!

leanne said...

Happy belated birthday to your girl!

Kyla said...

Happy belated birthday to her! Sounds like a great celebration!