Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It was a very good day, and reason number 104 why I will not get the Mother of the Year award.

Is it bad that I let Summer skip school for her sister's birthday?
Well, I don't really care. It was worth it.

The funny part was that we all got ready( usually 3 out of 4 of us are in PJ's when taking Summer to school) and brought Summer to school. But she was unusually quiet on the ride there. When she was getting out of the car, she asked if Grandma Donna would still be there when she got home, and I had to answer honestly that I was not sure. Instant tears. That would not stop.

Lets recall that this child hates getting sick because she NEVER wants to miss anything at school.

I told her to get back in the car and we drove away from that school as the bell rang.

And went to the bagel shop for smoothies.










And coffee for me(I did sneak a few smoothie sips but nearly cracked my teeth with the hot/cold combo)

This kid is a maniac. I really hope the other patrons were not trying to get any really important work done. Grady's volume controls were on the fritz.




Love these people. couldn't wipe the smile off my face the entire time.





And the fastest cake in history. I decorated this thing is less than 30 minutes. Rockin'. her main request was that it be a rainbow. the shape kept changing. last minute, she choose the butterfly, with strawberry cake and cookie dough ice cream.



Its great to have a big sis to read your birthday cards to you.


Teagen got A LOT of these for her birthday. Barbie Peek-a-Boos. What is with little girls and tiny tiny toys? (they are pretty cute)





Grandma Donna got her the new dress for Bitty Baby. I should have had video rolling, because her reaction was priceless. This girl has a love for clothes that I have never seen at such a young age. She wanted to go clothes shopping for her birthday! And she is always asking when I am on the computer if we can go to websites and look at little girl clothes.
Oh, my...


For dinner she wanted Bob Evans. We invited Grandma Joan and Grandpa Bob to join us. Teagen insisted on wearing a new dress up dress. its her birthday, who's gonna argue with that?


And after dinner, back to our house for the cake.
I know she had a super fantastic day. She smiled and giggled more in that day than she usually does in a week! If you know Teagen, then you know that she has never been quick to smile or laugh, especially as a baby. We had to WORK for those smiles:) I am SO happy that we were able to make her feel as special as she is to us.
Because she is one amazing little girl.


13 comments:

Kristin said...

You are a GREAT Mom with a VERY AMAZING daughter(s)!! I am glad that Teagen had such a wonderful birthday ...with lots of giggles and smiles. THAT is what it really is all about!!!

Marie said...

What a beautiful cake for a beautiful birthday girl!

Mandy said...

I am glad you guys had a great day! Sounds like Teagan's day was just like she wanted! Great cake too!! Happy Birthday Teagen!!

Kim :) said...

You are a WONDERFUL mother and don't you forget it! You would've regretted not letting Summer skip...(not like it's horrible at that age, do it while she's young). My sis-in-law took Skyler to Birch Run last week (they both skipped for the day...lol). I'm so glad Teagan had a super birthday!!

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Lea said...

No..you are NOT a bad mom for letting her stay home. I think it's AWESOME!! Sometimes, we all need that. Just a day to spend with those we love. Wew never know just when that can be taken away - ya know??? GOOD FOR YOU!!! I'm glad Teagan had a wonderful day and what an AWESOME cake!!

Jodi said...
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Jodi said...

You should win an award! You are an awesome mom, but if I had not already known that, I wouldv'e known for sure after reading this post! Your love actually exudes from the computer screen...did I say that right?? I am again jealous for a moment that you have girls.

Jodi said...
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Jodi said...

don't think people were posting nastiness...2 of the deleted comments are mine...darn blogger this morning...

Shelly said...

how wonderul that you all got to spend the day together. Sometimes the best days are the unplanned ones. How special for Summer to get to miss school, I would have done the same thing. Enjoy them now Jenn because the older they get the more confusing they get, I am finding that out real quick with Tyler right now.

Lisa said...

What a wonderful day full of great memories and fun for you and the kids! I can see the happiness and excitement on their faces. Happy Birthday Teagan!

Angi said...

Shoot, you're only on 104 reasons why you won't get mom of the year! LOL I actually lost count on mine somwhere around 1,000! And skipping school to experience life???? No question there, you did the right thing!!