Operation Surprise the Birthday Girl was a success!!
Turning 13 is a big deal, ya know? I was hoping to make it special. We started with her siblings serving her breakfast in bed - their idea even! She came downstairs to confetti balloons (those things are a pain, let me tell ya!), a "Happy Birthday" banner, and some fun photo Birthday props!
She was allowed a day off from chores. She got her requested waffles for lunch!
Sadly, the girl did NOT want to leave her pj's or the house today! I had this surprise dinner planned for her. So I had to give her a whole spiel about how her dad and I forgot to plan for dinner, blah, blah, blah, we should just go out. Finally she saw she couldn't win, so she reluctantly dragged herself upstairs and changed her clothes.
I said I had to go have a paper signed, so I snuck out of the house early to go meet her friends at the restaurant. They were so excited to surprise her!
It was great! She was totally surprised! I had bought a Birthday Girl pin, a tinsel tiara, and a Birthday Sash for her to wear :) She was a sport and kept the pin and the tiara on for awhile.
Tonight I am thankful for surprising my birthday girl! Two days and I have a birthday hubby to surprise! We've got a good plan for that day too! :)