Monday, July 18, 2011

birthday girl

Melanie had a birthday a few days ago. Guess how old she is? If you don't already know, I'll give you some hints that might clue you in to her age. She asked for an Easy Bake oven for Christmas. She uses her "Bedazzler" regularly. She spent spring break at Disneyland. She had a food fight for her birthday last year. She likes to go to the neighborhood park/playground with her friends. She asked for a Robot birthday cake this year.

That's right. She's 17 !!

She wanted to go tubing down the Salt River to celebrate her birthday. I thought she was going to go with friends when she first talked about it so I didn't give it much thought. I realized a couple of days ago, she meant our family. It has been a nearly impossible week with work schedules and deadlines. On top of that Dave has to leave town again in a few days and is working day and night to get on top of his work load so he can leave. And then to make matters worse, he got sick this week and spent Thursday evening at an Urgent Care facility.

Crazy enough, one job got postponed until after his trip, and all the drugs he got at Urgent care loosened us his ability to breathe, so it freed up a few hours on Saturday morning to celebrate Melanie's birthday. I'm not sure a river trip was the best thing for Dave's health, but who can say no to a birthday party on the river?

I don't know how I've lived in the valley for 30 years and had never done this before. Fun Day.

Melanie found a cake she wanted. Luckily she was willing to help make it. I have never been known for making attractive cakes. In fact, quite the opposite. I don't know how we managed to make such a big mess for a simple little cake.

Happy Birthday Melanie!!

1 comment:

LittleMrsWhipple said...

Looks like it was so much fun! Congrats to finally making it down the river! :] lol