Friday, October 23, 2015

Quick 5

In case you were wondering, Colorado is gorgeous in the fall.

1. Last Wednesday Gramma and Grampa Kimble flew in for Joya's birthday. They arrived just in time for the birthday pizza. It was so nice to have them here, even if it was only for a few days. Lee was able to take off work, and they all played for two days straight. They left Saturday morning, and as of this morning, Friday, six full days after they left, Bria finally stopped asking if she could have breakfast with Gramma and Grampa. She loved that part.

2. Joya's birthday fun lasted for days. It started with her special birthday cereal choice: Reese's Puffs. We had pizza for dinner and then her special birthday dessert: banana splits. She had originally asked for chocolate cake with bananas, but since I wasn't sure I could excute that in such a way that the banana wouldn't turn brown, I suggested banana splits. They were glorious.

3. Joya loved all her gifts, which were heavy on the My Little Pony and Lego side. She also got quite a few skirts and leggings, because WOE is the person who asks Joya to wear pants. She loved Aunt Mindy's presents very much:
Sparkles galore!
4. Gramma's present was extra special: a pedicure. Joya has never had one before, and she looked so cute having her toes done. Of course she picked purple, because she was dressed head to toe in purple that day. And who wouldn't want to cap off a lovely pedicure with a delicious double chocolaty chip frappucino from Starbucks?

5. The pinnacle of the birthday extravaganza was Casa Bonita. And I took approximately one picture inside. There was too much to do and see and too many kids to chase around and keep from tripping the servers. Let's all stop talking about how bad that food is and just relax and enjoy the amazing atmosphere they have created. The kids had a blast. I can't wait to take them back there when they are a little older and I don't have to constantly count heads to make sure we have everyone.

I'm going to need one more week to recover from all the birthday fun.

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