Before I share the picture, let me explain. It was 9:45 when we pulled up to Baskin Robbins to plop down about $35 (insanity) for an ice cream cake.
BTW, have you seen their promotion for the "starting at $9.99 Father's Day cakes"? The cakes, are literally just. for. dad. One bite. Hence the reason we had to plop down the $35 for the cake, for more than one person to have a bite.
I found the cookies and cream with chocolate cake and asked the guy if he could write something on the cake. He turned down his blaring rock music to do so, by the way. He asked what color I wanted. I told him I would like the chocolate, but A piped up (no pun intended) as he got the bag ready yelling "GREEN! GREEN!" I decided to make a deal by having him write Happy, Birthday, and @maya in chocolate, but 4th in green. We shook hands, signed on the dotted line, and agreed to never discuss me telling her what to do on her birthday cake ever again.
Shortly after he started, he told me the chocolate wasn't working and asked if he could finish the rest in green. Insert karma here. I asked how far he got, when he told me to Happy. "Whatever, just do it," I said. And whatever, he did. After he finished, he placed the cake on the top of the ice cream case, we paid, I grabbed it, and left.
On the ride home, it happened. We looked at the cake. We must have grabbed the wrong cake, because APPARENTLY this cake was a shit stained cake meant for a 4 year old named /\/\aya!!!
I can not believe we paid $35 for this piece of shit. Literally. Grrr! Needless to say, they closed at 10 and it was too late. The kid's birthday is tomorrow and there is nothing left to do. Except to contact the company of course.
I really don't want this birthday post to be negative, so enough about that.
A, sweet A. This was the first picture I took of you. It was a Friday afternoon, shortly after 5 pm. The same day of the week and roughly the same time of day, I was born. A mini me in the making, from the beginning.
Last year I posted a few pictures from the previous three years, but this year I've just decided to post your first and most recent picture.
A lot has changed in this past year. We went from being 500 miles away from each other to some how living with each other. We've had our ups and downs, but I wouldn't trade the downs for you to move back to Mem.ph.is for a million bucks. For the record, I will say, whoever said "2's are terrible", obviously never made it to 3. And I have my guesses as to why.
I'm really looking forward to 4 though. You're starting preschool in the fall. Before that, Grandma, Great Grandma, and a Great Aunt are coming to visit us! I'm not sure who is the most excited, me, your, or them!
You are loved by so many people sweetheart. We all have high hopes for your future. We want nothing but the best. NYEBoy and I love you so very much. Thank you for being my inspiration and Happy Birthday Babygirl.