Monday, August 25, 2008

Grandma's 60th Birthday Celebration - First Half

This Saturday, we started the celebration for Grandma P's 60th birthday with a gathering with my sister's family at Grandma's house. That was good news for us, since it meant Bella had plenty of time to run around like a maniac and get all of her energy out keeping up with her cousins Jenna and Megan.

In the first half of the afternoon, we hung around at Grandma's, and the girls played with bubble making stuff in the backyard, and then they helped my sister decorate the birthday cake for Grandma.

We then walked over to a park close to Grandma's house, and the girls again got plenty of energy out. Bella continued to amaze us once again, as she's somehow becoming an expert at climbing at only age 2. She kept up with her cousins as best she could, and she even was brave enough to go across one of those bouncy bridges, which normally scare her away.

We headed out to Red Lobster for my my mom's dinner after that, and Bella once again managed to eat her weight in mac and cheese. We had a thrilling ride home, since we ran out of diapers after Bella pooped there, so luckily that was at the end of dinner, so we got her in the car with no diaper on and sped over to Grandma's house, probably breaking the record for the time for that drive.
We hung out at Grandma' s for a little bit longer, and then took a quick pit stop to my favorite music store, Rolling Stone, before heading home. Bella had been in RS once about a year ago, but we haven't had a chance to take her back since then. To give you a quick explanation, it's pretty much all cd's in the store, and the ceiling has cd's and artwork and stuff hanging all over the place. So Bella walked in with us and LOVED it, she ran around looking at everything and being the loudest person in the store (even though it was almost 9:00).

While I was picking out cd's Michele walked with Bella to the back row of the store. Now keep in mind, when we talk to Bella about music, we talk about loads of bands (Terrible Twos, Death Cab for Cutie, Radiohead, Feist, Butch Walker, Weezer, etc.) . You may remember that Bella requested the Weezer song on the Rock Band game the last time we played it, so I guess she's becoming a fan. Michele picked up the new Weezer cd, which neither of us have shown her, and asked her if Bella knew who that was. On her first guess, Bella said "Weezer!" We have no idea how she did that, I don't know if she's already reading words or something, but we are just scared.

So it was a fun day all and all, and Bella mercifully slept like a rock that night. We'll be finishing the Grandma birthday celebration this Saturday on her actual birthday. Bella is ready to sing "Happy Birthday" another 4 or 5 times, along with 10 or 12 rounds of "Take Me Out To the Ball Game" as well.

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