Sunday, September 02, 2007

happy 4th birthday emma shea!!!!

This is just a quick update--more to come when I have more time.

Yesterday, as a birthday treat, we were taking Emma out to a restaurant. This is something we RARELY do over here, so it is a big treat. When we gave her some choices--Frankie and Benny's, TGI Fridays, Nandos, Pizza Hut (the few within an hour of here) she looks at us and says, "I want chicken nuggets from the bowling alley." The bowling alley is one of two places on the base that we have that serves food--the other is Subway--and we can go to anytime. It took about 20 minutes of talking to her to finally convince her to go to a restaurant on the economy!!

What is she going to do in the states when there are restaurants everywhere??? She will probably still want chicken nuggets from the bowling alley:)

Emma Shea has been telling people for over a week that her birthday was September 2nd and she was going to be 4!!! When she woke up this morning she was very excited that the day had finally arrived. Steve and I sang Happy Birthday to her--she had the biggest grin on her face.
She loved the balloons we snuck in last night for her (especially since I do not like balloons and sh
e always has to let hers go outside when she does get one:).
We then headed up to church--where she ran in and told everyone that she was 4 now!! After church services we had a potluck and a small celebration with the entire church (all 14 of us!!.)

Emma Shea chose a princess theme again--I tried to give her other options but she is very headstrong in her opinions(yea, yea, I hear all of you saying "We know where she gets that from.")--so princesses it was. We ate cake and ice cream, opened presents, and had a good time. (I just dread when she grows up and looks at pictures of Michaela's parties and compares her first few parties to those--we are in trouble:):)

Emma and Michaela are at home now playing with the cash register and grocery store goods Emma received today. She is in her element using her 'magianation' as she puts it. Our liberal arts child!!!

Hope everyone has a great Sunday!