Sunday, 3/18, was the unofficial "kick-off" to Megan's birthday celebration. With the help of her cousins (Jackie, Nikole and McKenzie), Grandma, Nanie and Aunt Alicia, we all met up at Build-A-Bear and the kids picked out their new stuffed friends.
From there we headed over to have lunch at the Rainforest Cafe. What a crazy mess! Me, being the procrastinator that I am, did not call ahead to make reservations. I naively assumed that if we checked with them upon arriving at the mall, we would be able to get a table an hour later for all 10 of us. Nice try Lisa - there were about 15 other PLANNED birthday parties that took priority. So although we were able to make a reservation for an hour and 15 minutes after our arrival, which allowed plenty of time at Build-A-Bear, unfortunately we were stuck at separate tables. By the time we were done, how Jackie and I were the only ones that left the place with headaches, is beyond me. There's only one other place now that I dread attending a birthday party more - Chuck E. Cheese's! Oh, the things we do for our kids.
When we finished up there, we headed back to the house for ice cream cake (which made it all better - along with Tylenol of course), coffee and presents.