First stop was the bowling alley. I told her I didn't think it would be all that fun since it was just the 2 of us, but she insisted.
It started out OK but she quickly grew frustrated and bored since she wasn't getting any strikes! She's super competitive and it really bothered her that she wasn't 'winning', even though she wasn't playing against anybody. One day she'll be an Olympic gold medalist and we'll look back on this and say "ahhh, that's how it all started!".
After bowling it was off to the mall for lunch. She had originally wanted lunch at McD's but changed her mind when I told her they weren't giving away little ponie's in the kids meals this week. It was never about the food for her, it was all about the toy! Since we needed to pick up her new ballet shoes at the mall anyway, we went there for her favorite meal of soft pretzel sticks.
Of course, there had to be ice cream afterwards because, in her words, "It is a special occasion Mom". This kid knows how to work it.
She did NOT want me to take her picture eating the ice cream but hey, I'm a blogger. These things must be done.
After spending way too much time and money at the mall, we headed to the local grocery store to pick up some flowers. All her idea mind you! She loves to look at the flowers every time we go grocery shopping, so she got it in her head that when it was her birthday, she could pick some out for herself. Daddy wanted to be the one to pick them out and bring them home to her after work but, NO WAY. She told him he wouldn't know which ones she wanted, and she'd rather pick them out herself. Quite a strong minded woman, wouldn't you say?!
With the flowers picked out, we headed off to the hairdresser. Gia chose a hot pink feather for her hair. I completely forgot to take a picture of that, but it's cute and she loves it.
Later, after Daddy got home from work and Tia was home from school, we decided to go for dinner at Chuck E. Cheese. Gia had received a gift card for her birthday and was ready to go spend it! Since it was a week night, the place wasn't really busy and they had a blast.
|Daddy winning tickets for the girls|
It was a fun day, and even more fun for me to see what Gia chose to do on her special day. She's quite a character! Hopefully this is the start of a nice little family tradition.
We'll see in October what Tia chooses for her special day!