What a great birthday! Yesterday morning, Jaden got to open a present from Taylor.
She got an Ariel friend!
Then it was time to go to daycare. On the way there, we always pass an elementary school, a high school, and the preschool where Jaden will go in the fall. As we passed the elementary school, she was telling Mike and me (like she often does), "That's where I'm going to go to school when I'm five."
Then we passed the high school, "That's where I'm going to go to school when I'm big."
Finally, preschool, "That's where I'm going to go to school when I'm four."
I said, "Jaden, how old are you?"
She replied, "I'm three."
"Jaden, how old are you?"
"Mom, I'm three!"
"Jaden, what is today?"
"It's my birthday!" Wheels start turning... "MOM! Wait! Where are you going?"
Knowing where this is headed, I replied, "We're going to Annie's!"
She yells, "No, Mom, STOP! I'm four! I have to go to preschool!"
After her celebrations at daycare, she came home and got to open a couple of presents from Mom and Dad.
A Jessie shirt!
And a Rapunzel doll!!
Gramma J stopped by to wish Jaden a happy birthday and brought a gift from her and Grampa Max.
For her birthday meal, Jaden got to pick her most favorite thing for me to fix... PASTA! She loves mostaccioli pasta with butter and Parmesan cheese :o) Mike, Taylor, and I had ours with red sauce.
She loved it!
After dinner, we went to the mall for more surprises!
The girls played in the play area...
Threw pennies into the fountain...
Rode the carousel...
...and had dessert. Mike and I had Auntie Anne's pretzels but Jaden wanted a chocolate bar from the candy store.
Then, we headed to Build-A-Bear! Jaden picked out the glittery cat.
She got a special sticker since it was her birthday.
Then, she stuffed her cat...
Put a heart in her cat...
Gave her cat a bath...
And picked out a special outfit for her cat... that she named Fairy.
She LOVES her new friend!
Jaden had a great birthday yesterday :o) After all of the activities, she was EXHAUSTED! After we had put her to bed, she called Mike back in just to tell him thanks again for everything. She is such a sweetie :o)
This weekend, we are having a party with our families to celebrate 4!