First of all we went to the grocery store where Rachel picked out special cupcakes for dessert that night.
Then, because we are awesome parents we took Rachel to buy her a birthday gift. (If we really were awesome parents we would have bought her a gift weeks ago. Well okay, at least before her actual birthday.) She and Sam keep fighting over Sam's Grade 1 workbook so we bought Rachel one of her own. She was pretty excited about it and started working on it as soon as we got home.
In the afternoon we had about an hour dedicated to Sam for a special milestone he had going on (more about that next week), and then Dave made grilled cheese and tomato soup, which is what Rachel requested for her special birthday dinner.
We quickly did Family Flyer Time, ate some cupcakes, and then headed out to watch Dave play ball with our church ball team. First, we picked up some hot chocolate at Tim's for a special treat. After the ball game, Rachel, Sam, and Dave ran the bases. (Sorry for the bad phone pictures; I forgot the good camera.)
All in all it made for a busy day but I think Rachel enjoyed every minute of it. And since she didn't get to bed until 10pm, she had a lot of minutes to enjoy!