I think Amara had a great birthday week! It started with us putting her on the news and ended 6 days later her with her happy and exhausted! Her Mom & Dad were exhausted, too!
Since Amara’s birthday fell on Tuesday there was a big party planned for the weekend. That worked out great as Tuesday ended up being the day Jenna got her award from the School Board for being the Parent of the Year at Santiago. I was so excited that I could go with them! I have never been so proud! Amara was obviously proud of her Mom, too! As Jenna walked on stage, all of us were screaming and cheering for her! Two young girls sitting in front of us turned around to stare and Amara just beamed and said, “That’s my Mom”.
But that didn’t stop it from being Amara’s special day, too! We all have our routines when we come home and Amara’s is to head straight for her bedroom to put down her backpack and her trumpet. Her parents know this routine and when she got home from school Tuesday and headed to her room, you could hear her screams of delight almost to our house when she found her new purple bike in her bedroom!
Wednesday Grampy and I picked her up after school and took her out for an ice cream. Amara and I made the plan to do this on the way to Mommy’s award ceremony and I asked if Amara could have two scoops and a waffle cone in honor of her birthday. Jenna said – in front of Amara – “when she is with you and Grampy I don’t care how many scoops she has!” I turned to look at Amara as she burst into a huge grin and held up 10 fingers! “10 scoops!” I thought 11 scoops for an eleven year old sounded even better and we all laughed! When we got to B&R, she decided she didn’t really think she could eat more than two scoops and this time she got a waffle bowl!
When we left Baskin & Robbins to take Amara home I suddenly remembered that we needed to stop by the house before we took her home. I went in ahead of Amara and Grampy because I wanted to make sure that Twursula wasn’t lying on Amara’s bed. She was, I moved her, and she wasn’t at all happy. This was all a ruse so that we could give Amara her birthday gifts! She got all new My Little Pony sheets, comforter and reading pillow. Oh and two pairs of MLP PJs, too! The look on her face says it all!
Saturday brought the big party! Amara and 9 of her friends at Boomers! having the time of their lives. Amara had actually won the party last year for raising the most money at Jog-a-thon but she hadn’t used it yet! Unfortunately, the party was cut short as it started to sprinkle. If you aren’t familiar with Boomers! the go-carts, bumper boats and miniature golf are the biggest attractions and when it started to sprinkle all of the outdoor attractions were shut down. Good news was they give all the kids passes to make up for it!
When the party ended Amara and 7 of her friends headed for Amara’s house and the slumber party! It was an evening of video games, movies, hot dogs and ice cream and apparently very little sleeping! They feasted on pancakes the next morning followed by one of Justin’s famous Orbeez Wars! It was beautiful outside Sunday morning and those girls had a blast pummeling Mr. Justin with those Orbeez!
We didn’t get to go to the Imaginology Art Show this weekend but Amara did have one of her art pieces featured! She has had her art displayed in past years and we are always so proud of her. Thanks to Lois for getting us a picture of it.
It really was a great week to be Amara!