Since Mazie’s birthday fell on a weekday, she had her big party on Saturday. This meant there are way too many photos to share here so I did a little collage that sums up the few days of birthday celebrating going on around here.
1. Mazie’s favorite cake, strawberry with strawberry icing. We had cupcakes while she enjoyed her star. 2. The birthday banner. 3. Yep, she’s nine! 4. Loving that Pop Pop was on skyping, singing along with the rest of us. 5. Blowing out all 9 candles. 6. Excited for her new mini-laptop. 7. She had a lot of funny expressions while opening gifts. This one was the best! 8. Pop Pop joining us on skype! 9. Mazie jumping into the pit at Ariel’s gym. 10. Jacob rolling one of Mazie’s friends in the ball. 11. Jamie enjoying a ride on the rope swing. 12. Mazie with THE boy *sigh*. 13. Jacob enjoying extra attention from Mazie’s friend. 14. The relay race that Mazie’s team one! 15. THE boy. 16. The Mickey Birthday cake (see more of this on the cake site).
Now onto the date. I feel this deserves its own special attention since it’s, well, special. Mazie looks forward to her date with dad every year. This year she understood that he has been teaching her how a boy should treat her on a date (in the distant future, of course). So it wasn’t just about spending time with dad (although she was really looking forward to that part of it too), she waiting for him to open doors for her instead of rushing to do it herself. She let him treat her like a lady!
I pity the boy who doesn’t come to the door with at least one flower in his hand for her. I also pity him if he doesn’t treat her well. Actually, I don’t really pity him. He just doesn’t get another chance, I think. She won’t go out with him if he doesn’t show some chivalry right away! That’s how it should be, right?