Alia was worried when we left Michigan that she wouldn't have a fun birthday away from "home". She changed her mind last night.
We started the day off with a "no school today" announcement...that went over GREAT! Then we Skyped with Grandpa and Grandma Weerstra, had breakfast and played while Daddy finished his business calls. Then Mommy and Alia got a taxi and went off to have a just-girls morning! We started with Alia's first mani-pedi, window shopped, rode the carousel and had snacks before heading home. Here are some pics from the outing.
After lunch, Alia opened her gift...a new doll! A "baby-looking" doll with a "soft head" as requested.
Rest time was necessary for mom and dad (also mandatory for the kids) before heading off to Zoofari for a SUPER fun evening! Owned by an expat here that we met our first week in country, Zoofari is a child's dream play place! A 2 story building with 5 levels of kiddo endorsed fun! All 4 kids had a blast and were all bummed when we had to leave 4 HOURS later! Here is a link to watch the video we took!
We are thankful the kids now see that birthdays can be fun no matter where you are in the world! Now the boys are trying to guess what will be available to do for their birthdays in the countries where we will be at that time! Yay, for opening eyes to new possibilities!