On December 1st we celebrated Rory's sixth birthday!
It was a simple affair, but full of fun.
Our neighbors and cousins joined us.
Her dinner of choice: chicken flautas (straight from the fridge aisle at Costco). I decided to add a big Mexican salad, sweet rice and chips with salsa...but the girl would have been happy as a clam with just the flautas! And, an oreo cake...also her request.
When Rory came down the stairs on the morning of her birthday that stuffed whale that she's holding in the picture was waiting for her...she had been wanting that stuffed whale forever! She was so excited and it pretty much went with her EVERYWHERE. (Sidenote: Piper has a whale exactly like it that she got for her birthday earlier in the year. They would joke and say their two whales were husband and wife).
Well, about fours days after her birthday we were putting her to bed and she realized she couldn't find her whale anywhere! We looked and looked for it! Finally we decided she must have left it at church earlier in the day. We texted some people (her teacher, the bishop) to see if they happened to fun across a whale there. No luck. Rory was so upset, and her sleep suffered because of it...as did Ryan and mine! She would come into our room throughout the night and eventually ended up in our bed. Well, after three nights of that, and still NO whale, we decided to just buy another one exactly like it. She came home from school and there was her whale waiting for her...oh the joy! Problem solved.
Well, a couple of days later I was picking up the living room and realized that Rory forgot to bring her whale upstairs with her to bed, so I bring it up and give it to her only to see that she has her whale tucked in with her already. So, thinking it was Piper's I hand to her, but again, Piper has her whale also tucked in with her. The girls are now super confused as to where did this mysterious third whale come from?!! I didn't want to blow my cover, because Rory truly thought I gave her the original whale! So, I told them, "Wow, your whales must have had a baby!" (It was the first thing that popped in my head.) I thought they would think it was super cool and just go to bed...wrong. They were completely freaked out...and there was NO WAY these two kids were going to go to sleep after hearing that two stuffed whales just reproduced a baby. Piper even got scared and started crying.
So, I caved...I told them the entire REAL story of what had happened.
We all had a good laugh.
And Rory is super happy to be the owner of TWO whales now.
Happy Birthday Rory!
We sure do love you!