"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Emily's half birthday

Emily talked us into going roller skating for her half birthday celebration this year. We had to be creative with the scheduling of her special time . . . so, it ended up being a "wrap around" time (while the other 4 kids were at a sleepover) starting in the evening and finishing the following morning.

Emily managed to convince Kevin to see a "heartwarming, triumphant" movie (a favorite genre for both of us, but not so much for Kevin . . . a definite sacrifice of love on his part!). Of course, we "had" to sneak in a stop at Baskin Robbins afterward as well! In the morning, we stopped by the Krispy Kreme donut shop and had fun following a few of the little doughnut forms around the baking process as they bobbed along through a sea of grease, up and down the maze of oven racks, under the water fall of sugar glaze and into the waiting boxes. Emily enjoyed several of the delightful treats before we headed to Skate City for the main adventure!

Neither of the "old folks" had been on roller skates for quite some time, so we weren't sure how well the adventure was going to turn out. We needn't have worried, it was actually quite fun and we escaped unscathed . . . and it was even fun!

Loved the special time with our growing up too fast girl!