Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Malia's Birthday Adventure... with just me

Due to the overwhelming requests I've received (one - hahaha), I am posting about the day Malia and I had yesterday to celebrate her birthday. The day started a bit late as I had to head into work for a couple of hours for some meetings that I couldn't reschedule. Stupid work sometimes.

First up for the day we headed to Nordstrom Rack to get her the shoes she has been coveting for months. She has wanted Skechers since before Christmas, but I told her that I was not buying her any until she started real school instead of preschool. Since she starts school in just a few weeks I thought what better time to purchase them than on her birthday. I know, sneaky me because now she thinks of them as a birthday present instead of just for school. Also, we hit up the Rack because the price was about 1/2 of anywhere else. Here are her Lights Skechers:

Seeing as we were there and I like shoes I decided to splurge and purchase a new pair for myself as well. I'm using the excuse that my birthday is in less than two weeks as my reason. Here are my new shoes:

Next we headed down to Gateway. I've been meaning to get us a membership to the Clarke Planetarium for some time, but just had not gotten around to doing it. Well, we set it up yesterday so for the next year we have unlimited free shows. We had planned on seeing the show on the Human Body, but it's not there anymore so we went with Deep Sea 3D:
It was her first 3D show ever and she loved it. She, along with every other child in the theatre, was trying to catch the Jellyfish and various other fish. She wasn't so much a fan of one point where a grouper snapped as though it were coming to eat us. Even I jumped for that one. Outside of that she loved it and kept informing those around us what kind of sharks were swimming by. The guy on my left commented that it was a little disturbing that my 5 yr old knew more about sharks than him. I let him know about the joy of Shark Week and how much she likes watching it with me. Who doesn't know about Shark Week? Seriously, it's not like they don't advertise the hell out of it. Oh well, they'll have another viewer next year if this guy remembers.

Since the show started 30 minutes late due to some projector issues, we didn't end up going to the Fly Me to the Moon 3D show as I'd planned. Instead we headed over to the Children's museum. I wasn't all that impressed with the stuff they had, but maybe I was just too tired. They had a lot of hands on stuff, but it wasn't really geared towards single children to play with. I bet it's a great place to take a group of kids, but not so much to take just one. Especially when it is full of groups of kids who don't really want an extra one thrown in that they don't know. Malia liked it though and that's what really matters.

After the joy of the museum we were both hungry so we wandered around a bit and ended up at the food court near the north end of Gateway. Because Malia has no taste whatsoever and is really picky about food we ended up eating at S'barro instead of some place that had real food. She had cheese pizza (pretend there is no pepperoni visible):
I had whatever this is called:

After eating, we headed home. I ended up taking the long way because she fell asleep before we had left the parking garage. We were parked approximately 15 feet from the exit of the parking garage to give you an idea of how quickly she was out. It was not a super long way, but I managed to take 45 minutes to get home so that she was not super cranky due to short nap. We got home and got all swimsuited up and headed for the pool. After some small freakouts due to drowning wasps we got to the swimming and it was good.

I don't really remember the rest of the evening other than the lady across from me got Malia a birthday card and I finally got a hold of the handyman to get my cooler fixed. It appears that the cooler was indeed possessed the other day because it did not work Monday or Tuesday, only Sunday. I may or may not have fed Malia dinner, it's kind of a haze of exhaustion. I fully expect that Friday will do the same after my entire family heads to the Dinosaur Park for Malia's big birthday party.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Malia! I love hearing about the adventures of Kelly and Malia. Thanks for posting. :)


Britt said...

Sounds like a blast! I wish it was my birthday at your house!