For her party we decided that we would take the girls out to eat and then to go shopping. After we priced places like Crazy Glaze and Build a Bear, Liesel agreed that shopping would be just as fun. Jeni, being the good friend that she is, agreed to go with me to help manage the girls. We went to CiCi's Pizza first. After the girls were full, we went to Five and Below. I told the girls that they could each pick out their own party favors and could not spend more than $10 each. Some of the girls had never been to this store. One little girl told me she loved the store :) There is a lot to look at in there. The popular item that night was nail polish. I am sure the people in that store were not too excited when they saw 7 hyper girls coming in! Overall, the girls were very well behaved. I was a little stressed trying to keep an eye on all of them. Keeping track of who spent how much money so far was also a fun challenge :) Jeni was very helpful, but at one point, I could not find her and she was off looking at her own stuff. I told her that she was here to help, not be another girl to keep up with. LOL!!!! We still laugh about that today. :)
After the joyful shopping experience, we headed home. Here is the entourage arriving at the Berry house(greeted by Dunkin of course).
Hope you enjoyed your birthday sleepover Liesel.
As part of her birthday present, I bought tickets to Disney On Ice Tangled. Liesel and I had a fun mother/daughter night that next night.
It was cool to watch Rapunzel and Flynn fly through the air.
Lately, she wants to grow up so fast. She is always talking about what teenagers do and tries to emulate them. The big thing this year for her is she is allowed to carry Jensen around the house on her hip. I told her all along that she had to be older and Jensen had to be older to walk around with him. It still makes me nervous sometimes watching it but I know he is tough enough now to survive it. It makes her so happy! She asked me the other day: "Mom, how old do I have to be to carry Jensen down the steps in the garage?" Oh My! "18 Liesel!" LOL! She also asks a tremendous amount of questions these days. I know she is trying to learn and explore on a different level now, but the sheer amount gets to me after a while. I asked her the other day why she asks so many questions. Her answer was: "I guess I was born with a question brain." Too funny!
This past Saturday she woke me up and asked me if I would come upstairs to her bathroom. She had set up a spa. I dragged up there slowly partly because I was still asleep. This is what I saw.
I wish I could slow down how fast she is growing up. Since I cannot, I am trying hard to enjoy the ride!
I love you Liesel!