Julianne's sixth birthday was earlier this month and completed our kiddo birthday season for this year. )
That morning, she just KNEW it was her birthday and wasn't about to let anyone accidentally forget. She granted us permission to look at houses on her birthday and our realtor brought Julianne a Happy Birthday balloon and she beamed from ear to ear during the showings.
All Julianne could talk about was her Auntie Karon coming for her birthday and eating Sweet Frog (frozen yogurt.) Unfortunately Auntie Karon had an infection in her leg and her doctor wouldn't clear her for the drive from Georgia to Virginia.
So Sweet Frog would have to do. I prayed really hard that Julianne wouldn't spend her birthday day sad about Auntie Karon not getting clearance to come but she seemed to take it in stride. "Your doctor is silly, Annie Karon..." is an exact quote from their phone conversation. *giggle... *
But God had already worked it out for Julianne.
We looked at houses and then went to Sweet Frog. Yes, I let my hair down and we had dessert before dinner.
As we were sitting and eating our yogurt, we looked up and realized that a large group of firefighters/paramedics were also making their yogurt. Hmmm.. I thought.
We finished and walked outside and guess who was parked behind us? TWO firetrucks and a pile of firefighters/paramedics.
Xander (not being the least bit shy) started shouting "Fi-yah twuck!" and jumping up and down. This display of complete and total excitement got a firefighter's attention and opened conversation. Then Lainey volunteered that it was Julianne's SIXTH birthday. Oh the firemen were just super excited about the opportunity to make it special for our little Bunch.
So they each got to get in the front and look at ALL the buttons. They turned on lights. And they sat in the back. I was trying to snap pictures to capture it all (with my phone, boo!)
Xander was a little shy once he got into the firetruck.
When we got back in the van Julianne declared it the "most special birthday ever!"
I'll take it!