Monday, December 8, 2008

How I Know I'm Old

We recently celebrated the Queen of Sheba’s 18th birthday.

I think I’m still in denial. She can’t possibly be old enough to vote and buy lottery tickets already!

Our family tradition is to celebrate with a dinner at the birthday girl’s favorite restaurant, but I felt that this birthday was too special to be celebrated as just another common day. I recommended that Daddy take the Queen of Sheba on a Daddy & Daughter Date, and that’s exactly what they did.

They enjoyed dinner at Melting Pot, a fancy fondue restaurant that I’ve been lusting after for quite some time. They later confirmed that I would love this place because the only food yummier than chocolate is cheese, and this place melts them both. Yummy! After dinner, they headed downtown for the annual Holiday Lighting Festival.

While they were out having fun, we were home having fun, too. Skywalker and Mommy took Little King David to Chick-Fil-A for chicken nuggets and a romp in the indoor playground. The restaurant wasn’t very busy for a Saturday night, so we joined David in the tunnels and the slide. It was great fun!

At the end of the evening, we all gathered in our kitchen and sang happy birthday. Skywalker even put aside the sibling rivalry momentarily and played the Happy Birthday song on her guitar. Queen loved her cake, which we decorated in the Chinese characters for Happy Birthday.

There’s nothing like a child’s milestone birthday to make a woman feel ancient!

1 comment:

Lynette said...

Wow, 18, huh? That would make me feel old too. Sorry. That cake turned out great. Very creative. And just a warning about the Melting Pot, I went to one for the first time a few weeks ago and when you walk in the smell is very overwhelming. Almost to the point of nauseating - very fishy and strong cheese. But the food was decent. It was a bit over priced in my opinion, but I am not one to treat myself to much more than Subway or Burger King. So, no wonder!