For Morgan's birthday, she requested Olive Garden for dinner (which we did a few days before her birthday). As we were waiting to be seated, I had to laugh at this brood of mine. As is typical, no one (including my husband) sits and quietly waits. There was tickling, wrestling, and laying on top of each other. They have so much fun together! (until someone gets hurt of course :)
Morgan opened one of her presents at dinner...her coveted Ipod Touch! We wouldn't let our kids get one until they turned 14, because we didn't think they were old enough to be responsible about texting. I've had too many friends who have told me their kids were addicted to texting, and we want our kids to be present with their friends and with us when they are with us. We will still have to do some teaching I am sure, but hopefully she's old enough to exercise a little more restraint and understand both the benefits and drawbacks and act accordingly. She's one smart cookie, so I'm sure it will be great! Anyhow, she was over the moon that she FINALLY had one!
That Saturday, on her actual birthday, we did a family party for Morgan, where she opened the rest of her presents and also invited a few of her closest friends over to celebrate with cake, ice cream, and swimming!
This part is what made my heart melt. Colton was SO EXCITED and had been planning his gift for her for WEEKS. He knew Morgan really wanted this specific necklace she had seen online. He had me help him order it (with money he had earned by doing extra jobs) and he had been anxiously waiting to see her reaction. Loved this!
Morgan with her friends...