Later we opened presents.
Her sister made her a bracelet, though Ainsley doesn't appreciate jewelry yet. It looks like she's admiring it. Actually she's trying to figure out how to get it off.
The kids love to give each other gifts.
Adrian and Ainsley have a special relationship. I love seeing them together.
She loves balloons so Evie picked this giant butterfly out for her.
It was cool to see she could open the cards by herself though the envelopes were torn to bits.
It was cute to see how excited she was to open the presents. She would point to the box and sign "open" over and over.
We'd ordered the European version of Calico Critters, Sylvanian Families. They are the same but have other sets and things available that you can't get in the US.
She kept saying open, open. But we'd run out of time to open them all. So we had to pick.
As I said in another post, her point is getting really good. But she couldn't decide. She'd point to one, then the other, back and forth. Who can decide? They are all so cute.
We put 4 candles in the cake just like Ainsley's.
I thought this would be perfect for a girl who doesn't eat cake and has this reaction to frosting.
But unfortunately this was her reaction to the jewelry. Though later in the week she decided she liked it. At least the necklace, maybe not the Tinkerbell bracelet. Overall though I'd say she had a perfect birthday.
It was a busy week. The following day was Steve and I's 14th wedding anniversary. We started dating in January 1992 which means this year we'll have been together 19 years. We had dinner at home with the kids. One disadvantage to have a trached kid.....no babysitters. Though since these days she can go without the trach for a bit I'm feeling like it could be safe (enough) to leave her with someone who doesn't know how to insert a tracheostomy (they can come out by accident). So look out. I might start hitting up family and friends soon. In fact, I left Ainsley with Sheryl for 15 minutes while I ran to get wrapping paper (yes I'm that neurotic). This was the first time I'd left Ainsley with anyone other than a nurse in 4 years.