October 22, 2013

I've got to catch up!

Hello friends.  Wow..I have been a slacker.  Sorry.  Haven't posted in a while.  A long while!  Things have been busy and I just haven't taken the time to post.  I have still been visiting your blogs and enjoy keeping up with each and every one of you.

Where do I start?
We have been busy getting ready for Darbee's birthday which was the 19th. The weekend before, she had several days off from school so I planned a surprise trip for her to American Girl.  That is what her dad and I were giving her for her birthday so I figured we might as well visit the store and bistro cafe in Atlanta and have a birthday celebration.  I was so excited.  I can't believe it, but I kept it a secret for a week!  EEEkkk!  
The morning of the trip, I just told her we were going to Ikea.  She knows that is a little ways away and was fine with that.  Nana wasn't feeling good and Aunt Maudie was in town so she went with us.  Just us girls.  When we pulled into the parking lot is when Darbee found out.  I had one very excited little girl!  

She chose her doll first and we browsed around the store.  There were so many neat things.

She chose Saige.  Saige is a limited time doll who is only out until December 31.  Saige also has red hair and freckles!  How perfect.

 Then we had a birthday lunch in the cafe.  It was the neatest thing.  They treated her like a princess and had "tea" and "food" for her new doll too.  She even had her own highchair that attached to our table.  

Our waiter said Peppermint tea was Saige's favorite.

The food was yummy.  We all three got appetizers so we all tried something different.
Darbee and Saige had fancy fruit kabobs with strawberry yogurt fruit dip and banana muffins.

I had spinach dip with tortillas.

Aunt Maudie had pretzel bites with cheese dip and honey mustard.

It was all yummy!

Our food was good too.
Darbee chose spaghetti.

Maudie chose chicken fingers.

and I chose salmon.

Darbee kept asking if they were going to sing to her.
They sure did and even brought her an entire cake!

Once she blew out her candle, they took the cake away and brought us each back a slice.
They boxed the rest up and we got to bring it home.  Yummy!  It was delicious.

They also brought Darbee and Saige a goody bag complete with a birthday balloon for Saige and a birthday shirt and a book and other goodies for Darbee.  

It was so fun.  Definitely memories we will treasure forever.

Of course we had to visit the bathroom. :)  There were even fancy little doll holders in each stall.  We were impressed.  Had to take a picture. Hehe.

My birthday queen had the best time.

And she is so proud of Saige.

We did wear her out though.
We stopped by Ikea on the way home and shopped a little more. :)

Saige has already been out exploring the world with us.
That night, Darbee took her to her first football game.  
Just so happens, mommy had already bought pom poms that fit her just perfect!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

I have lots more to catch you up on.  

Until next time...


  1. I did not know they did birthdays??/ Very very nice.
    Happy Birthday Darbee

  2. Mollie loves sage! I bought her Mollie for her 1st birthday, but I think Deb, Amanda, Mollie, Beth and I, along with Amelia need to go to Atlanta. What a fun day. So sorry Angela couldn't make it. Hope she is better. Mollie knows all the dolls in the catalog and if you ask her who she played with in the nursery on Sunday morning she always names the AG dolls!

  3. Happy B'Day to Darbee!
    Wow, what a perfect day for an adorable little girl.

  4. Oh I still hate that I had to miss that special day. Thanks again for Maudie being able to go with my girls. Looking forward to a trip there again before Christmas. Love you both

  5. What fun! It looks like the birthday girl had lots of fun.

  6. What a fantastic surprise for the birthday girl. It seems that she would have enjoyed a lot.