Chris's birthday

Yesterday was Chris's birthday, and the girls had fun helping me make a cake with sprinkles. They pretend to put sprinkles on almost everything, and get really excited when they really get to use some. They also really enjoyed helping Daddy eat the cake after dinner at Charlie's.

On our shopping trip the day before yesterday, both girls chose cards for Daddy. (Rowan chose one with two turtles, Saoirse chose a race car) While we stood in line to pay they talked to the woman behind us, telling her, "Daddy's birthday tomorrow!" For a minute, I wondered if it had been a bad idea to let them in on it, wondering if they would tell Chris when he got home about the cards they decorated, the cake we were making, the homemade breakfast scones. It's the first time they could have done that. Just recently they've started telling you what they did that day. They didn't tell, though, so we managed to surprise him.

My favorite part? They kids went to bed pretty early (and easily) and let Mom and Dad spend some time alone together for his birthday. Sweet.