Here’s what we did on the big day:
Traditional “favorite breakfast” with gifts.
Dave and I stole her out of school for lunch at her all-time-favorite restaurant: Chick-fil-A.
Elle’s birthday tradition is to float her cake. (click HERE for why we do that)
We decided to branch out this year and go to a little lake for our floating festivities (the last few years we have just done it in our pool like in this post). We even branched out enough to let a friend come along to such a solemn ceremony 🙂
We couldn’t get a hold of a floatie device so we emptied out my file box and stuck that cake right in there.
When we started the float we discovered that handy box had tiny holes in it.
Now let me tell you that that water was not the kind of water you’d want to get on a cake you were going to eat. Nor was it the type of water you’d want to swim out to retrieve a soaked cake in.
…so we stayed close to shore and got the job done 🙂
I’ll let the candles tell the story of how hot it was.
Can you just feel the heat?
We enjoyed that beautiful but very hot spot for as long as we could take the heat, then we headed to see a baseball game.
I mean, why not when you have a POGO pass which means passes for a few things, including a couple professional baseball games.
(For more about POGO passes or to get your own, click here.)
Had to stop to laugh at how tall Max is getting…
Sure love this girl!