Friday, March 6, 2009

Going Camping

It's her birthday weekend (she'll be 9 on Sun.) and there's so much going on that she can barely contain herself.
She took cupcakes to school today, and then came home to find packages had arrived in the mail with her name on them. She nearly peed herself, but I told her she has to wait until Sun. to open them (mean mommy). She also got 2 cards in the mail, one with $10 in it and another with a $25 Walmart gift card. She has been screeching ever since......I have $35!!!! My very own card!!!! This is soooooooooo awesome!!! Happy Birthday to me!!!
Yippeeeeeeeeeeee! :-)
But tonight is also her first overnight campout with the Brownies. It's a 'test run' for not only the girls, but for the leaders as well. :-) Tonight they'll be 'camping' in tents out in the country in the leader's back yard. She is sooooooo excited. She now has her own canteen and mess kit, OH BOY! Tent camping is a thing of the past for me. I much prefer an RV these days, but when you're almost 9, this is just the coolest thing ever!
Next campout is the end of the month, on a small island out in the middle of Lake Toho....only accessible by boat. She can't wait for that one either. A final campout is being planned at the Brevard zoo later in the spring.
No big birthday party this year. Finances mandate that we keep it small. But she's a happy camper (literally) right now. We got her a Jimmie Johnson camp chair and new Jimmie t-shirt, along with a pitching machine to give Dad a break. :-) She will love all of these. Then her Lai Lai will be here on Tues, (with more presents, I'm sure) and we'll go to her favorite Chinese restaurant for dinner. Again, Dad will get a break. He doesn't like Chinese food.
What a fun birthday weekend in store!


Tracy Harper said...

Happy Birthday, Mailia!!! And have a blast on your campout!
From Pong Pong Lily and Mama & Baba Harper

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Mailia!! Yeah, 9!!!! It sounds like you have a great weekend ahead. Have lots of fun!

Love from Mei Liann and Mary Beth

Debby said...

Happy Birthday Mailia!!!! Man! Shirley, I can't BELIEVE she is turning 9 ALREADY!!!!!!

I hope she loves the camping (I'm sure she will). Those presents sound awesome too.

Have a great weekend.

Cynthia said...

Have a wonderful Birthday Mailia. It seems like not so long ago that she was six and in China with us! They do grow up so fast. I can not wait to hear about the camping trip and the birthday on Sunday. And I love the shirt she has on.

Cynthia, Sara, Ruth and Jeff

Jana said...


I remember gotcha day like it was yesterday! I can't believe she's already 9. WOW

She looks like she's born to camp!!!

nathan said...

How was camping? I always have fun when I camp!!!