Monday, September 21, 2009
Yesterday was Cali’s 14th Birthday. I got up at 6 a.m. to make muffins, decorate the house, and hide money for a treasure hunt. Climbing onto the stool to hang up crepe paper was excruciating on my quads, but so worth seeing the smile on her face!
I decided since she was turning 14, I’d hide her b-day money in really hard to find spots. We usually take it easy on the kids for treasure hunts, but I knew she’d enjoy the challenge. I found out later, no one likes to look around the house for an hour – even if they are searching for money! Lesson learned.
Grandma Joannie, Grandpa Markie, and Josh all came over to enjoy Cali’s b-day dinner: grilled chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, asparagus, rolls, and Earthquake Cake. Yummy!! We all agreed we’d like to have a b-day dinner every Sunday!
After dinner, Carson told Cali he had a special surprise for her. “Cali, for your b-day present, I’m going to let you sleep on the pink futon on the floor right next to my bed!” Now, the pink futon is a 20- year- old piece of ¼ inch foam that people sleep on in emergencies! Carson felt like he was really giving Cali a treat though!
Being a sweetheart, Cali said, “Carson, I think I’ll take a rain check and sleep by you this weekend when I don’t have to get up so early for school.” Carson gladly accepted the offer.
Cali, thanks for being such a super-de-duper, fabulous, on-the-ball, kind, loving, considerate, helpful, truly outstanding daughter and sister! I am truly blessed to have you in my life! Love ya!
Cali in her new b-day robe with Nyah and Hugh Hefner!
Cali getting ready to blow out her candles. Ian, being a clown!