Sora has had a resurgence of puzzle love lately. All of the puzzles we have are 100 pieces and are fairly simple for her, so we bought a 500 piece puzzle to do as a family. I thought that Kyle would be terrible at this kind of thing since he is color blind, but he was the best of all of us. Somehow when we were finished, we were missing 1 piece. It was very anticlimactic.
And then Sora turned 9. For her birthday, Kyle bought breakfast from the nearby Mexican bakery and I took her out to a European bakery for after school treats. We also went to her favorite restaurant (the one with the pizza dough to play with). She wrote "Thank you for the delicious food" in cursive on the paper table cloth. The owner walked by and loved it.
This year we just stayed home and the girls made a movie. It took a while for them all to agree on what to do, so they didn't actually film the movie until the next day. They did all paint props together.
Since there was no cake, the candles were tricky. I did find a few in a closet somewhere...
We went to the doctor and Sora is a totally normal 9 year old. She's a little small, but that has always been the case. She is getting braver and had 2 violin performances at school this week (for a preschool class and for her own class) that she was very excited about. Her favorite TV show is Miles from Tomorrowland or Inspector Gadget. Her favorite colors involve gold and silver. She is forever saying the most grown up phrases which we all love to hear.