Janie celebrated her 8th birthday this weekend. I cannot believe that I became a mom 8 years ago! It seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago at the same time.
We had a small party this year so we could go out and do some fun stuff. We started Friday night with pizza, cake and a movie. Getting 4 girls to agree on a movie was no small feat!
Saturday morning we went to IHOP (Janie’s choice because of their syrup varieties) and out for manicures.
After the party, Janie had a reconciliation retreat in preparation for her First Communion in May. I expected her to be nervous but she really wasn’t! She went in a sinner and came out a saint.
Of course, her saintliness didn’t last long because she and Nolan started fighting shortly after we got home.
We had a small celebration for her at my in laws yesterday but Janie spent most of the afternoon on the couch. She said that her throat hurt and sure enough, she woke up with a fever this morning. We just got back from the doctor and she has strep. I’ve said it before, my kids always get sick on holidays and birthdays! I guess the excitement is too much. At least she gets to spend this cold, rainy birthday watching movies in bed.