|thanks to our lifesaver for our coordinated hairstyles! :)
her list this year is simple (1) roller shoes (2) balloons, and (3) any gift from her school friend, E. thought her list was reasonable, and that her #3 was indicative of her valuing relationships more than the gift itself. i love that she understands our limited-gift-policy and has even started to take pride in it. i hope i'm getting through to her on the awareness of what is 'enough' and the idea of living well by living simply.
somehow, it's never as quick and easy as i imagined it in my head. the meal was easy enough. roo and red are good eaters and i adore that about them. the roller shoes gave us an adventure...
we went to toys r us to look for them, but they only sold inline skates. dropped by metro at paragon and they didn't carry any. walked over to OG at orchard point, and they didn't have roo's size. they also had a limited selection in colors, the smallest being green. roo promptly scrunched her face in distaste and went back to browsing barbie when we showed her what was available.
finally, took a cab to great world city for the heeley's shop, and they only had roo's size in red and blue. they don't have anything in pink or purple! i thought roo would quibble about the color as she's always been quite particular with her things.
about a month ago, roo and i went for some inline skating lessons. she did well and was rolling on her own after a mere 20 minutes of basic instruction on how to fall, how to pick yourself up, and how to move. i thought inline skates and heeleys would be similar.
two things off her birthday list: roller shoes and she did get a free balloon while we were looking for shoes at paragon. final gift is coming during roo and red's party!