We left Lake Thunderbird a little before 4:00 because Elise was exhausted. She slept most of the way home and decided she wanted Chick fil A for dinner. I had told her she could pick whatever she wanted for dinner. I called Ty to see if he wanted to meet us there since we'd be eating in Tulsa as Elise was still asleep 15 minutes out. Carter had to use the restroom so we stopped at a gas station. Elise was still asleep and when I pulled her out of her seat I discovered she had pottied in her sleep. She cried and had a hard time because she was wet and tired. I got her changed and held her for a while talking to her until she calmed down. Then we were able to meet Ty at the restaurant. Due to our stop he had to wait for us but didn't mind. Normally at Chick fil A I get a 6 piece kids meal and have the kids share but since it was Elise's birthday we let them each get their own meals. They both ate all their nuggets and everything in their fruit cups but a few apple slices so I'm glad we did. After they were done eating I went into the play area to let them play and Ty headed home to put out all of Elise's presents. We surprised her by having her Beauty and the Beast tea cart set up and ready by the dining table. She opened her presents and was super excited. When Oma, Opa, Uncie J, and Uncie Taco arrived we sang her Happy Birthday and she blew out her candles. She loved it. She had asked for a cookie cake and I found a Groupon for 50% off a cookie cake from Great American Cookies so we went all out on her cookie cake and it was delicious! Ty let Elise pick her piece of cookie first and she picked out a piece with a lot of icing. That's my girl! Before bed we did the special dropping of the confetti on the birthday girl which she loved.
I always thought it was awesome to have a birthday in the summer because it meant we were often on vacation over my birthday. It was neat that Elise's birthday fell over spring break this year. I hope that happens many more times as well! Happy Birthday, Elise Kay!!!! Such a sweet 3 year old girl!