the night before scout's birthday, we decorated her bed while she was asleep. never mind the fact that she didn't wake up in it and almost never does--it's tradition! that morning, we opened presents first thing, then got ourselves together for a bike ride + breakfast picnic. unfortunately, we left later than we should have. the day was hot, and the donuts melted faster than we could eat them. then three for three children had to use the restroom, so we went home to air conditioning and porcelain toilets. later that afternoon, we did some sightseeing around town. lost scout's doll. grabbed dinner. ate cake (thumbs up--whipped cream; thumbs down--fire/candles). we ended the day with an indoor drive-in movie in the living room in our pajamas.
it wasn't perfect. just like any other day, it had its ups and downs. but there were perfect moments. i try to freeze them, if not in my mind then at least in photos.
happy birthday, scoutie-boots. we're so grateful you're part of our family.