Wow, what a nice day we've had! We all woke up and had cake for breakfast, opened gifts, watched a movie, then had lunch at McDonald's ($1.99 Happy Meals, anyone?). Then the most exciting part of the day began...Ava and I went off and had an afternoon all to ourselves. We did everything she wanted...we visited the Aquarium, stopped at a pet store to buy an igloo for her new hamster, and went to dinner. It was kind of amazing. Then we came home and read each and every one of the lovely comments you all left for her on yesterday's post.
Y'all are so sweet. Don't tell anyone, but I cried more than once reading them.
Then, we picked a winner for the giveaway. I know it was a short giveaway, but it seemed fitting to end it at the end of her birthday. Several times as we were reading, Ava exclaimed "Oh, that one's the winner! That one!" But in the end, we decided to be fair and draw a winner using random.org.
And we made a video to announce it to you. If you don't want to watch this adorable video of my daughter talking about her birthday and why she likes giving gifts, you can scroll down and see the winner's information without watching. But it will mean you have no soul. Just FYI.
So Windy! Congratulations! Email me and I'll get you your $60 gift card to CSN Stores!
Thanks so much for helping my daughter have such a special day. Every one of your comments meant so much to her...it was a joy to see her realize that people all over care the place care about her.
And now I'm off to sneak some birthday cake before the kids finish it off.