Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Trinity's Fifth Birthday - Hawaiian Style

Today is Trinity's birthday.  Last night and this morning, I was feeling very melancholy as I have taken her so far away from family.  This morning, I took her to her new pediatrician.  As I sat looking out the window of his 10th floor office, I wanted to cry.  I looked at her playing and smiling and wondered if I had made the right decision.  

After the pediatric appointment, I took her to the Honolulu Zoo.  She had a ball.  She was very particular on which animals that I photographed her with.  She played at their playground for over an hour with some new friends.  Then, we went to the petting zoo.

After the zoo, I took her shopping for her birthday presents.  She picked out a yellow bucket with sand toys.  I picked her out a beach mat.  I asked her what else she wanted.  She said, "I don't want anything else for my birthday, Mommy."  How sweet!!!  How many five year olds say that?  I took her to the jewelry section anyway and asked if she wanted a necklace.  She picked out a pink, beaded necklace with little plumeria flowers.  I asked if she wanted anything else.  She said no.

After the shopping, we came home and had dinner.  I had baked her a three tier chocolate cake with chocolate icing.  I lit the candles.  As I sang Happy Birthday to her, she was looking at me square in the eye with the biggest smile.  She made a wish and blew them out.  But, she had me relight them several times and asked me not to sing again.  LOL!!!

This birthday was much different from what she is used to.  But, that was the whole point of this migration.  It was a great day!!

1 comment:

M.A. said...

OH MY GOSH! She so canNOT be 5!
It looks like she had a very special day so YES you did the right thing, you little Ocean Gypsy you. You hear????
I love you both and miss you like crazy but go have a life!