If you’ve been reading along for a while, you know that Princess Nagger is into dinosaurs. Big time. She’s been interested in becoming a Paleontologist since she was 5 or 6 – she just turned 8, and her interest has not waned even in the slightest. I thought for sure it would be a passing fancy, but am happy to report her love of dinosaurs is still going strong. Even when other kids tease her and tell her that dinosaurs are for boys, she hasn’t wavered in her loyalty for the ancient beasts.
She had a lot of fun decorating the cupcakes I made for her class:
I found dinosaur shaped sprinkles and dinosaur cupcake picks:
Since she decided not to have an actual birthday party this year, we decided to put together goody bags for the kids in her class (sort of like an impromptu birthday party, minus the mess and chaos in our house). All dinosaur stuff, of course:
Since her birthday was on Monday, she opted to open her presents over the weekend so she could have time to play with whatever she got. Her expressions were priceless as she tore into each gift:
She’s been having a lot of fun with her new ‘pets’, Cruncher and Screature:
But she also got a couple of ‘educational’ things in the form of a gem dig kit (that she’s had a great time making a mess digging out gems with, and a National Geographic Kids Dino-Pedia. She was ecstatic with both and especially had fun reading through her new Dino-Pedia:
She also shrieked with delight when she opened her Squinkies Cupcake dispenser:
She thought I was too funny finding a cupcake one, with the theme perfect for her birthday. I usually shop months in advance (and it’s getting harder to find hiding spots that she won’t stumble across, or that I won’t forget where the stash is), so along with some awesome sales and a couple of coupons, I was able to find the things she’d asked for and not break the bank doing so. Along with her exclamations of “I love my life!!” was “Best Mom in the world!”
I love my life, too.
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