Friday, June 24, 2011

The Birthday

Ernie is 6.  I could say I can't believe how old my oldest is...but I can.  Oh, I can.  She is not a little girl any more!

door streamers

Ernie was pretty sure she'd be princess today.

At 6:30 (half an hour before their earliest allowable leave-the-room time) she sent Mimi out to the kitchen.  "Mom?  Ernie needs somefing.  She needs bwekfast in bed.  She said I could come out!"  She is so good at organizing her minions.

breakfast in bed

(Nana- do you see all this bedding?  She loves EVERYTHING you make, even the baby blankets!)

After breakfast...cartoons!  We just ordered Netflix last month, and my kids are hooked.  They've watched ALL of "Ni Hao Kai Lan," all of "Diego," and are almost finished with "Dora the Explorer."  Our lives will never be the same...
watching cartoons

We spent the rest of the day with the cousins, while the big girls went to their last day of day camp.

Ernie requests restaraunt meals a LOT.  Like, multiple times a week.  My sanity, and our budget, put a big damper on her plans but we let her pick a restaraunt tonight: Sushi!  Yum :)

We came back to the house for donuts (atta girl!) and a Skype session with Nana and Grandpa for present opening.


Six years.  We've both done a lot of learning and a lot of studying.  She is determined, focused, smart, and fair.  She's learning to imagine and think outside the box, which I love to watch unfold.  She is beautiful and strong and understanding.  She told me today she can't read big words, just small words like "atonement."  She really, really, REALLY likes to read.  She also told me that today, since she's 6, is her first day of first grade.  She's ready to hit the books!

Happy Birthday, beautiful girl.  We love you and adore you!  You're the best Ernie in the world.



Teresa said...

Sushi! wow, she has sophisticated taste- {I have yet to try it- I'm chicken =)
Beautiful little girl- Happy Day

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday Ernie!

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Su said...

She's adorable! I'm sure she enjoyed being princess of the day

Bobbi Lewin said...

It's so sweet watching them grow. Part of you wants to hold them and not let the little selves get away, yet seeing them blossom and expand is just amazing:)