12.15.2010

Birthday Bash

Took Marie and the grand-girls to Knott's Berry Farm for my birthday today. We didn't tell Naia where we were going, just got her up like it was a normal school day. She was curious when we were a bit late getting out the door but accepted PopPop's explanation that her teacher had a meeting and class was starting later today.

Driving remote controlled race cars

But when we got on the freeway, she figured
something was up. She was thrilled that she and Leia were getting the present, when it wasn't even their birthday. She kept saying it was the best unbirthday she'd ever had.

We hit the rides in Camp Snoopy first. Naia was adamant that she wasn't going on anything scary. Leia, on the other hand, is a little daredevil. My favorite moment of the day was taking her on the ferris wheel. She loved it, laughing, waving to PopPop and Naia, and talking up a storm. But every time our seat reached the top and started down again, she scooted just a little closer to me. There were more people in the park than I expected on a gray, chilly Wednesday, but we were able to get on most of the rides without waiting.
Riding the neigh-neigh.

We got there before 11 and were on our way home again at 5. We'd planned to have dinner at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant -
haven't been there in years and it's always been a favorite of mine and the hubby's - but by the end of the day we were tired, there was a line, and we were just a little afraid to push our luck with Leia. She'd been great all day, but not having a nap was bound to catch up with us sooner or later.

Our last stop was the Charlie Brown stage show in Camp Snoopy.
Leia watching the show with her new frog baby

Leia spotted the Linus and Snoopy characters standing nearby and took off for them at a dead run, grabbing Linus around the knees in a bear hug. It happened so fast I could barely get the camera up and aimed. I think she liked them, just a little. She definitely wasn't intimidated by their size. It was truly a great day, one of the best birthdays I can remember. I may just do it again next year.

P.S. To top off an already perfect day, when we got home Naia did 2 days worth of homework without a fuss. And Leia is sound asleep, with her arms tightly wrapped around her Froggy.

4 comments:

Vickie said...

What a happy, happy birthday!! Sounds like the perfect day to me...grandkids and fun.

Restless Knitter said...

Happy Birthday!

Big Girl Jewelry said...

Awesome! Happy Birthday!!!!!

Wenona said...

How fun! I like the 'unbirthday' comment :)!