Monday, August 29, 2011

More Candles than Expected

Alayna is 12 years old!

Since Alayna's birthday occurred on Monday, we planned to celebrate her special day on Saturday. Lisa had some great ideas in mind which were disrupted almost immediately after breakfast. The power went out. So we adjusted and did those things we could, postponing the rest.

Saturday afternoon, the birthday girl helped make S'more cookies.

The cookies were finished by candlelight and although the power outage delayed some of our plans, the loss of power necessitated eating the ice cream which was beginning to melt in the freezer.  The cookies were delicious!

Fortunately, the power came back on later that evening.

Sunday afternoon, the original plan was put into action.  One gift Alayna received for her birthday was The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  Lisa transformed our apartment into a movie theater; there were even exit signs and a female silhouette to indicate the ladies' room.

Before the showing, the girls each used the 12 dollars of Monopoly money they had been given earlier to purchase tickets and snacks at the concession stand.

Everybody enjoyed a fun afternoon watching a favorite movie, eating yummy snacks, and finishing it off with pizza and of course, S'more cookies (with a little bit of ice cream saved for the birthday girl).


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