Well the home made pinata did not get made and Cookie still had a great birthday.The Ice Cream birthday cake was definately home made.
What we did:
-Took the ferry to the children's museum
-Played at the children's museum
-Took the ferry back to the car
-Went to Cracker Barrel
-Got a Webkinz at Cracker Barrel
-Went to the Mall
-Got Cookies ears pierced
-Got stuck at the mall due to the thunderstorm
-had homemade ice cream cake (Strawberry layer/oreo cookie layer-crushed by hand/chocolate layer).
-opened last 2 gifts
-made home made mac and cheese
-heated up those lovely little pizza rolls
-made a salad that no one ate except for Big D
-gave boys and Dolly a bath
-Helped Cookie with shower
****Crashed in Bed with the lovely blue glow of the television for company.
One of the memories that I shared with Cookie yesterday was that very late at night (around 1:00am ) 8 years ago. I had to go to the potty and a nurse asked if I wanted her to take Cookie for a little while (She was the head nurse on the floor -and very young to have such a position). So after I went to the potty I realized I gave this "nurse" my baby what if she kidnaps her? SO I peeked my head out of the door and waddled down to the hallway to find the nurse with Cookie over her shoulder and the staff all sitting around in a staff meeting at the nurses station. It was the cutest scene to see this itty bitty baby, a whole 6 lbs in her first staff meeting. I then got her and went back down the hall---I don't remember what happened next. One thing I do know is that I have spent the last 8 years searching for the baby manual on how to take care of Cookie and realized that the hospital forgot to give it to me and I have been resorting to the Bible ever since.
I love my little Cookie --all 8 years of her!