Thursday, March 10, 2016

Addilyn's Birthday Interview

 Addilyn: Age 9

What is your favorite color? light blue
Who is your best friend? Leah
What is your favorite TV show/movie? America Ninja Warrior/ Star Wars: Episode VI
What is your favorite thing to do outdoors? swim
What is your favorite thing to do indoors? marble run
What is your favorite game? Jenga
What is your favorite thing to wear? tank top and shorts
Where would you want to go on vacation? Florida
What do you like most about your brothers? that they respect my birthday (they're really nice to me)
Now that you're nine, what would like to learn/know? how electricity flows through circuits (and all that)
What do you what to be when you grow up? an engineer who designs living enclosures at the zoo
What is your favorite toy? my stuffed animals: Paul, Diddy, Goldie, Cornelius, and Brownie
What do you sleep with at night? my favorite blankie and my stuffies
What is your favorite things to do as a family? go on vacations...camping and all that
What is your favorite art project? painting with acrylic paints
What is your favorite subject in school? Math or Art
What is your favorite cereal? Fruity Pebbles
What is your favorite lunch? apples and peanut butter
What is your favorite dinner? Korean beef
What is your favorite snack? granola
What is your favorite dessert? ice cream cake 
What is your favorite drink? peanut butter chocolate chip milkshake
What is your favorite animal? giraffe
What is your favorite song? Deep Blue (it's from their Sunday School curriculum)
What is your favorite book? The Tale of Despereaux
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas

If you'd like to compare her answers to previous years, here are the links:
8th birthday
7th birthday
6th birthday

Addilyn's 9th birthday!

Yesterday was Addilyn's 9th birthday. It was her golden birthday too. Woohoo!
She started her day off right with special birthday cereal (Fruity Pebbles) and phone calls from the grandparents.
After that, she headed off to a full day of school (it's parent/teacher conferences this week so only Monday and Wednesday were normal days). For lunch, Daddy came and ate with her at school. He ate the chicken patty sandwich but Addilyn requested her favorite lunch, apples with peanut butter and a side of applesauce(???). Since it was her birthday I threw in a few mini chocolate chips with the peanut butter because that's how I roll.
For her class treat, she requested monster cookie dough bites. They were a hit with all who tried them. Yay!
After school, we did some birthday things like taking her birthday pictures (to follow) and doing her birthday interview (also to follow). We finished our picture session with a bunch of selfies as a duo. Normal one.
 Kissy face one.
 Uber happy face one. This one is my favorite.
As we were taking our selfies, a neighbor boy came by and asked to be in a picture with us. His rabbit joined us as well.
After that it was time for the birthday meal. Addilyn requested BBQ meatballs (or Korean beef but we had that last week). I threw in some fried apples and cheesy bacon ranch potatoes to complete our very healthy meal. She seemed excited.
Now for dessert, we were planning on making her an ice cream cake. We made our plan on Saturday and even ordered a special pan just for such a purpose. It was supposed to get here on Tuesday. As of 2:00 on Thursday, that pan still hasn't gotten here. So instead, Tyler made some Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Milkshakes.
While not a cake, these milkshakes are pretty delicious!!
Time for presents!!
Smiley face.
Trying on her new duds from Mom and Dad.
One final selfie with Mom and Dad (and Frederick the giraffe).

The celebration doesn't stop there. Tonight she is having a friend over for a sleepover. I borrowed a pan so we will have the ice cream cake tonight. Then tomorrow we will play all day and finish with a trip to King's Pointe waterpark in Storm Lake. It should be a good time.

Happy Birthday, baby girl!!