Thursday, 20 August 2015


On Tuesday, Penelope turned 5.  I would like to say it was a fun-filled day but I had just returned from a 5 day trip and they had been on a canoe trip so it was a day filled with groceries, laundry and time outs.  Penelope seemed to spend a lot of time in her room unfortunately.  But that is real life. 
The traditional birthday morning photo.  It was too dark without the light on to get a clear photo and it was too bright with the light. Thankfully Penelope is a morning person and is rarely grouchy.
Penelope on her way for breakfast.  She wanted to go to Starbucks for some banana bread so that is where we went.
They spent a long time playing the wooden version of x’s+ o’s that I found on Granville Island.
They got to watch a movie and eat popcorn in the afternoon and then we did manicures and pedicures also at Penelope’s request.  Earlier in the day, they picked out new colors and nail sparkles at walmart.  
We let the girls choose where they get to eat on their birthday.  It can be a meal at home or out somewhere.  Penelope chose Li-Ao which is our neighbourhood sushi spot.  Her favourite is the hot california rolls – which is what she is eating here.
For dessert, she chose marble slab and went for a mix of pina colada and birthday cake with sprinkles, oreos and m+m’s as mixings.  She seemed on top of the world until….
She fell off her chair and her ice cream cone broke in half when she landed.  It was the funniest thing ever how it broke but Penelope lost her mind.  This Greg and her in line for a second time getting a new cone.
Then we headed back home where she opened her presents from us.  She was very excited to get the Sunset Shimmer Equestria Pony as she had been wanting it forever.  She got also got a stool, pillow and kitty bunny hug.  Plus Greg is re-doing her bedroom starting on Saturday as part of her birthday present and she is so excited about it!!

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