Thursday, June 18, 2009

Happy Birthday, Emma Jo! 10 years old!

On Wednesday, Emma Jo turned 10 years old! I can't hardly believe it. I don't feel old enough to have a 10 year old daughter going into 5th Grade. She had a day full of excitement. It started off at 7am when Grampa showed up at the house. He helped the kids finish getting ready for the day and then dropped Cooper off at daycare. Then Grampa and the girls headed up to pick up Grammie. They hit Adele's for breakfast and then drove down to San Francisco for the day. Gracie excitedly reported back to me that they drove over the Golden Gate Bridge.

Once the crew got to the City, they went to the Exploratorium. Grampa chaperoned a class field trip to the Exploratorium a couple of years ago and was enthralled. He has taken the kids a couple of times since then. I think he has as fun there as they do. From what I could tell everyone enjoyed the place, especially the gift shop!

After the Exploratorium it was off to the Giant's Game. At the Giant's Game the kids had Hot Dogs and Popcorn and got Lou Seal stuffed animals. I think they might have watched a little of the game as well.

When everyone gathered back at the house, before we went to Applebee's for dinner, Emma Jo got to open presents.

The little kids got Emma Jo a popcorn maker and some movies. Emma Jo made a request months ago for an air popper and we've already had to test it out.

Grandma Bette and Grandpa Joe sent Emma a shirt from "Emma Downtown" in Oregon. Emma Jo loved the shirt (green her favorite color) and wore it to camp on Thursday.

The big excitement of the night was the new bike from Grammie and Grampa. Emma Jo has outgrown her existing bike and wanted a "big girl" bike to match her friends'. Grampa spent hours researching and finally chose a bright red, Specialized 21-speed Mountain Bike.

While Emma Jo rode her new bike, Grace and Cooper had to ride their bikes as well.

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