Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Athena officially turned 5 yesterday! We celebrated by letting her choose the activities for the day. We started off with a trip to the pool, then out to lunch. We came home for a quick nap for Rowan and then headed off to the ice arena. I let Athena invite her 3 best friends to skate and they had a blast. Rowan loved it too. I can't wait to go again, it was really that much fun! I was pretty nervous about how it would go, but the kids all surprised me. They were all pretty into the whole experience. By the end, Athena was skating without holding on to the wall or me, she was very proud. I was busy skating most of the party, but I did have my mother in law take some photos. The kids were too cute! We finished off the evening with a dinner with family, followed by eating leftover cake at home with just us. Wow, that was a lot of celebrating, but it was all worth it. I know she had a great birthday, and she deserves it, she is such a great kid!
Last week, she also made a break through at her swim class. She was very resistant to putting her head under water for the longest time, but finally is getting comfortable with it. She has been practicing on her own now and is doing great. I'm not sure how she will do in deeper water, but we'll find out on Thursday I guess at her next lesson. It is so nice to see them overcome their fears.