Saturday was supposed to be my Pampering Day that I won at the Chick-fil-A's Mother-Daughter Spring Event with Nicole, Mary Kay consultant.  The girls and I had been looking forward to it all week!  Sweet Girl and I put a balloon out front to show everyone "where the fun is."  I had little treats for all of the girls and the night before I made a cinnamon streusel bread for dessert after lunch.  We even picked out some relaxing nature sound CDs for us to listen to while we were getting pampered.  We were so ready!

Then, Sweet Girl and I put some cans and such in a bag for the postal carrier to pick up for their "Stamping Out Hunger" campaign.  Sweet Girl has a big heart and really enjoys helping people out.  We couldn't wait for our fun day to start!

Unfortunately, Love Bug woke with a fever and definitely was not feeling good.  I was able to catch Nicole on the phone before she left her house to tell her I had to cancel.  She said we could reschedule, she understood my situation and that the kids come first.  Nicole has been awesome from the start! 

I called my sister and sister-in-law to let them know that we were going to have to reschedule.  My sister still wanted to stop by before lunch and drop off some gifts she had for me.  So, we went along with our "regular" morning rituals while listening to nature sounds.  

I still wanted to make the day fun, so I thought we would go ahead and start our life cycles unit.  We read a book about plant life cycles and the girls did the cutest project!  I will write another post about that soon.

After that, my sister came.  She gave me a fun reusable bag and a cool T-shirt.  On the back of the shirt it says "educate" because my sister says I educate everyone.  How sweet!  For Mother's Day she gave me a cute, handcrafted leather baby shoe key chain.
Side one.
Shirt front.
Side two.
Shirt back.
My little shoe key chain.
Since my sister had to work on Sunday, I thought it would be fun to put a candle in the cinnamon streusel bread and have everyone sing "Happy Birthday" to me.  Sweet Girl got out the drum and played a mean beat while everyone sang!
I asked my sister to deliver the flowers and balloon I had gotten for my (our) mom because I figured we wouldn't be going out on Sunday.  I also sent some of the bread for everyone. (Which they enjoyed!)
My sister "not posing" with Mom's gifts she was going to deliver.
We had a simple, but yummy lunch of pizza and then had some of the "birthday bread cake" (as Sweet Girl called it).

Later for dinner, Papa Bear grilled hot dogs.  We also had some very yummy baked beans and macaroni and cheese.  Everything was delicious!
Moist and delicious!
Tomato and mayo for my hot dog!
The day totally didn't go as planned, but that didn't keep me and the rest of the family from making the best of it!  We still had fun and it was nice to see my sister.

It's been great celebrating my birthday all week.  I think everyone should do it!

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