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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First Day of School (Lizzy)

First Day
Have you ever seen anyone look more excited to go to school?

We stopped at the store on the way to school to get mini-cupcakes as "a tweat for my new fwiends" (I can see this being an issue for her entire school life, what with a Labor Day Weekend birthday and all). We chose some cupcakes and got to school early. She got to paint (as evidenced by the splotch of green on her forearm), and play on the playground, but the rest of the day she remembers right now as "moh pweschool things". She'll remember more later. She is one wiped-out kid, that's for sure, and I'm just happy she made it through school awake. And dry. Go Liz.

Oh MY!
Birthday Lunch was fun. We went to Lizzy's favorite restaurant, "Wed Wobin" which she says she likes because her "second favowite coloh is wed, and my next name aftah 'Lizabeth is Wobin". Fair enough. We had a great waitress - Luisa - and a good time was had by all. We ate lunch - man, it's been a long time since I had a proper cheeseburger - and we had just started in on the presents when they brought Lizzy a Birthday Sundae. The look on her face was absolutely priceless; she had been told she would get a blue balloon after lunch but she never expected the sundae. After we cleaned her up a bit (mental note: put more wipes in purse), we opened the rest of her presents from Grandma.

What a haul! Duplo airplane, Hello Kitty top, dinosaur floor puzzle, ponytailers to match Leanna's tropical flower clip, flashlight, and - oh wow! - Dora the Explorer walkie-talkies. That was about the coolest thing ever.

And she got her blue balloon too...