I was so excited Thursday morning to start celebrating Kinsey's 5th birthday that I performed a cardinal sin and woke up my sleeping baby; once the clock passed 8:26AM (her official birthday time) and she still wasn't awake, we sped things up a bit.She forgave me when she saw what we were having for breakfast: funfetti cake waffles! (I absolutely adore my waffle maker!!!) And this little face.
We ended up craving seafood (how horrible-and ironic- is that?!) so we decided to eat lunch at Bubba Gumps and opted to sit outside to enjoy the lovely weather. We devoured some calamari appetizers and Kinsey tried a new dish (popcorn shrimp) and really liked it! I was shocked, maybe her taste buds are growing up too? We were also plagued by pigeon pests and Brian had the brilliant idea to feed one from his hand. I shudder to think of all the germs... And then we were on to our next destination,
Claire's for some ear piercing action! This itty bitty has been talking about getting her ears pierced for awhile now and I was honest with her that it would hurt so she has postponed the event until now. She picked out Amethyst earrings which also happen to be her birthstone (that which I did not know) and she sat in the chair doing deep breathing techniques. The big moment arrived and she teared up, blinked and was composed. It was very impressive. Afterward she told everyone "I didn't even cry!" and still shows off her earrings to any and everyone. ***Fun fact- I got my ears pierced at this same Mall but the Claire's has since undergone a move and a remodel, 25 years later!***
|The evolution of ear piercing- before, during and after.|
We ended the night celebrating by eating cake with my mom, brother, and grandparents. It was chocolate, per Kinsey's request.
It was such a fun day and Kinsey had the best time. And that's what this day (and week) was all about!
You can read Part 1 here.