It was worth it, though!She did pretty well but got really restless right at the last ten minutes so Jesse had to take her out to the lobby. I don't think she was quite ready to sit still that long. We'll probably wait a few months before trying again.
I belong to a few Buy-Sell-Trade pages in our area. I've been planning on getting Emerson some Little People sets for her birthday so when I saw these I knew that I had to have them. I got them all for the price of one of the dollhouses. They are in perfect condition and came with all the pieces.
When I got home from picking them up, Emerson was napping. I guess that would have been the perfect opportunity to hide them and save them for her birthday, but I just couldn't.
She was beyond thrilled and has asked to play with her "surprise" every 5 minutes. We are still waiting for our last shipment from Abu Dhabi so it's nice for her to have a few more toys to play with.
On Saturday afternoon we decided to drive down to the beach. It was cold and overcast but Emerson loved watching the surfers.
But Emerson's favorite part was her first visit to Ben and Jerry's.
That girl loves ice cream!She was pretty impressed with the fire guy too. They had quite a few street performers, which is always fun!
She has really started to love the nursery and goes right in without a second thought. Our service on Sunday was dedicated to the launch of their spring life groups. We decided to sign up for one and I'm pretty excited about it. I'm also happy that Emerson's favorite nursery teacher will be in charge of the childcare on the nights of our life group. Double win!
We made the mistake of going to Costco after church. I thought it wouldn't be that crowded since we went to the early service and got out early, but I was wrong. It was pretty crazy in there and I don't see us doing that again.
Sunday afternoon was reserved for E's little friend's princess party. Emerson was beyond thrilled with her crown and scepter and she had a blast playing with her friends.
Right after the birthday party we rushed home to pick up Jesse so we could go to dinner. One of our dearest friends from Abu Dhabi has been stationed in California and was in town for the day. We knew we couldn't pass up an opportunity for dinner with him. Also, Emerson loves him and as soon as I said his name she talked about him the rest of the day. They say that the Marine Corps is a small world and I'm glad it is!
After our whirlwind weekend, I'm thinking Emerson and I might just hang out at home today. There's plenty of laundry to be done to keep us busy. :)