As Julia's birthday approached this year, I decided I wasn't up for throwing a big birthday party. (I'm rarely up for throwing a big birthday party. It gives me all kinds of social anxiety.) So we thought perhaps a destination birthday would be more up our alley. When Grammie and Opa decided to come visit, I immediately decided we needed to go to Nauvoo.
Julia LOVES Nauvoo. She had been wanting to go for a long time. She has turned into our little history buff, who loves pioneers, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln. When we told her we were thinking of going there for her birthday, she did a happy little freak out dance. I thought that was a good sign.
The girls had the day off of school, so we got to be there on her very birthday. She requested blueberry pancakes for breakfast, so we brought all the ingredients with us and whipped it up in our hotel (which had a kitchenette, we aren't total nut jobs). When I realized we forgot the maple syrup, Grammie came to the rescue by suggesting the leftover chocolate frosting from her birthday cake. Anyone who has blueberry pancakes with chocolate frosting for breakfast on their birthday is a lucky, lucky person. We opened presents and headed out to see the sites.
This about killed me. Julia, giving a sermon.