On the way back home from Boston yesterday, we reminded Reagan that her birthday was the following day. She was so excited. The big deal was that she would be one whole handful of fingers old! How exciting. I kept telling her that she would grow to be 5 while sleeping and when she woke up she would be bigger. Of course when she got up this morning, she was so excited about that growth spurt that I promised! I told her I would meet her for lunch wherever she wanted and I would eat what she eats. I knew what I was in for!
She got to choose her dinner as well so she decided on Red Robin. This was not a popular choice because Kim and Sydney hate it. I was cool with it. I think she wanted to go there because they are one of the few places that still sing to you. Kids enjoy the little things.
She wanted a birthday cookie this year. Kim made them for her whole class at school so it got 5 candles and we were off.
Later, it was time to open some presents. Reagan got the stuff that she had been asking for plus a few surprises.
She was able to take calls from folks wishing her Happy Birthday from inside the umbrella. Here is her Partaker cousins on the phone with her.
The bigger box present was chosen by me — Dad. Reagan likes this sort of thing so I got her a real one. We didn’t get a photo of it so you will have to watch the video and see it.