When each of my girls turned 1 I started taking the day off from work and it was a day just for me and them. The first year we didn’t do much, but starting when they turned 2, we would go see a movie, have lunch and go shopping (usually to the Disney Store 🙂 ).
It’s fun and a great way to show that they are individually special.
This year, I took M out of school (it’s preschool and the teacher totally approved!) and we went to the Disney Store where she got a Birthday pin with her name on it, a birthday crown, and got to pick out a toy from Daddy and I. Then we went to see Finding Nemo 3D – which she found interesting. She kept trying to “catch” the parts that were 3D. She even received 2 pairs of kid-sized 3D glasses and decided to keep one to give to her little sister.
We finished up our day with lunch at IHOP. Where the waitstaff came out with an ice cream bowl & singing – LOUDLY. This scared the bejeesus out of her, causing her to start crying. They felt so bad!! But she was starting to get tired and it didn’t help. After a quick stop at the grocery store, we headed home for a much-needed nap!