Mia has been asking for a surprise birthday for about a month now. She knows we don't do kiddie parties every year. This year would be some sort of family celebration and she wanted it to be a surprise.
We have a calendar in the office and she took the tag off of April 16th that said Mia's birthday, changed it to April 30th, and said now she would be surprised on the 16th.
But on the 15th she "couldn't pretend anymore". She "knew her birthday was tomorrow". But she didn't know what the surprise was and she really didn't know I had three surprises planned!
Surprise #1: When she woke up I brought her breakfast in bed, blueberry pancakes. She asked if Anna could have them too. Of course!
Since it was Friday we took them both to school next. Paul and Maureen were visiting from California. Paul and Dan were supposed to golf but we woke to this.
So they spent the day with us. After school, Maureen and I took the girls to Build-a-Bear for Surprise #2! Mia is a stuffed animal lover, big time. They loved it.
On our way home we stopped at a hibachi restaurant and these special people were there for Surprise #3! Mia. Was. Shocked.
Happy Happy Birthday to our very exuberant fun-loving Mia!