She awoke to a decked-out kitchen. (Well, actually, she caught me in the middle of putting it up the night before and I had to shoo her off to bed.) It was a day full of birthday events. But throughout the day she reminded me that she wasn't officially four until she had her birthday cake and ice cream. And it didn't happen until that night. So she refused to be four before then.
I took the girls to see the new Disney movie, "Tangled". It was great! Ella sat on my lap for about 1/3 of the movie because she was scared during some of it. But I was impressed! I'd buy it to add to our movie collection, for sure.
That evening for dinner, we took the family out to eat. This is something we hardly ever do! So they thought it was really something special. But Chad and I were reminded one of the reasons we rarely do it. Our kids will probably learn to keep their voices down in public places...someday.