She was so right! She's our sunshine girl with some serious thunder and lightning if you cross her. Her personality is so fun and so perfectly placed in our family. She loves purple and PetShops and all things girly, but the influence of two rowdy big brothers definitely makes an occasional appearance. Like in her artwork. Lately...lots of mermaids. With fangs. Because they are Vampire Mermaids. It also feels like she just kind of woke up one day this month and knew how to read. Everything. I'm talking, hard words. Stuff like, "should". This was even before she turned five. I haven't hardly even worked with her other than a couple times through Hop on Pop, maybe last year. Their preschool hasn't even made it through the whole alphabet yet, so I don't think that's it either. Sometimes I have the boys teach her their sight words for their homework practice, but that's seriously about it. It's crazy. I've even caught her reading MY books over my shoulder out loud to herself this week (I had to quickly scan it for any swears, etc., but we were fine.)
Before Macy's birthday, we went in to the pediatrician to get Leslie a strep test (positive) and Macy her kindygarten checkup. She passed with flying colors and her height remains in the Auntie Brooke stratosphere at 97th percentile. The shots didn't go so well in that she tried to escape and got a big needle scratch on her thigh that swelled up nicely. Oh well. No more shots forever until she's twelve I said.
For her birthday she told me that she wanted to go swimming during the day (we did) and then eat dinner at The Pizza Factory. We had only been there one time, for my birthday when I was pregnant with Luke? A while ago, but she remembered the Giant Round Table and the Awesome twirly wand Breadsticks. When we got there, the host tried to seat us at an ordinary long table and I was an obnoxious mama and pushed for the Giant Round Table instead. (You would have been obnoxious too if you had seen the befuddled look on Macy's face...are we in the Right Place?) Lucky for us, the big round booth was open and we did manage to easily fit our entire family plus Grandpa and Grandma Day.
As you can see, the twirly cinnamon breadsticks do not disappoint.
|I guess if they find out it's your birthday at The Pizza Factory, you get a free personal pizza. The waitress didn't mention it would be in the shape of a 5...how lucky is that?|
|Macy's version of a finished breadstick. Lucky for me I had half a tub of cream cheese dip just laying around....lonely...|
|Then it was back to the house for gifts.|
|Since she's been reading so well we decided it was time she had her own Book of Mormon.|
|She had fun the next day trying out her presents. When I suggested she make a clown face with her new playdough (thanks for the idea, Mom) she thought I meant to actually draw it and color it in with playdough (like a mosaic). Pretty cool, Macy.|
|Every clown needs a pet butterfly.|