Saturday, May 2, 2009

BOOKWORM TURNS TWELVE

This our Bookworm. Her birthday was LONG ago but I have been negligent about posting her photos. There really isn't a black line between her eyes, I don't know what I did to get one there.
She wanted to go to Lotus Garden for her lunch. She said, "We used to go here so often as a family that when they saw us come in the door they didn't even ask us what we wanted to drink, they just brought us all the right drinks."

This is the back entrance. We had to walk past cases of tomatoes and boxes of groceries and shinny past stacks of stuff to get down the steps inside. I stepped in a pot hole full of water in the parking lot. Bookworm thought it was funny. I pointed out other pot holes she could step in, to be trendy with me, but she declined.
She only eats two things there. Potstickers and sweet and sour chicken. I told her she needed to try two other things. She put noodles on her plate and I gave her a cream cheese stuffed won ton.
Her gastronomical review? "It's crunchy!"
She is a chopstick kind of girl, no sissy forks for her. After two plates of potstickers and chicken and one new crunchy food and one new noodly food she had a tiny dollop of several kinds of ice cream--which she smooshed all together into a new and "wonderful" flavor.
Her fortune: "You will find your solution where you least expect it." The movie she chose was Monsters verses Aliens. This is Bob. She laughed at all the funny parts. There were a lot of funny parts.After the movie we found a bouncy ball machine and we fed five dollars into it. All the balls weren't bouncy balls, some were puzzle balls which are impossible to put back together. It was a fun day with my Bookworm. How I love her. She is twelve years old now and is in Young Women's. She will be a wonderful asset to the Beehive Class.
Happy Birthday, Bookworm. May you always find the solution. And I'll give you a hint. It's right at home, where you are taught faith and good works and integrity and everything else that is good in life. I love you with all my heart and Grandpa does too. You are a wonderful girl.

11 comments:

hillary said...

I want to go on a date for my birthday too.

Surprised I'm up arn't yah?

Bonnie said...

I want to come down and go to lunch at Lotus Garden with you. I LOVE wontons and pot stickers, and that food looked absolutely delicious. I used to eat Japanese pot stickers called Gyoza at least twice a week when I was on my mission.

Pam's Place said...

What a fun date you had with Bookworm! She will never forget her funny grandma who steps in potholes and invites her to join in.

Michael Rawluk said...

I think the black line in the first photo is ink from falling asleep on a book.

zelzee said...

What a special way to spend the birthday of a special girl!

I was always a bookworm, too.

Shawn said...

What a great tradition you have to take every grand child out for their birthday! They must count the days!!!

You are so amazing and I am still so jealous that you have your G-babies so close by....

Annette said...

Lucky Bookworm and Lucky Grandma. You don't even need the fortune cookie.

tearese said...

Looks like a fun birthday! My husband could put the puzzle balls back together, he is good at those things. I can't even do the puzles with two or three pieces, even when he shows me how!
Cream Cheese wontons..mmmmmmm.

Grandma Tii said...

What a wonderful Grandma you are! Happy Birthday Bookworm. (I love all the nicknames)

N7GMT said...

Thanks, Mom, for being such a neat grandma to my kids (and for sharing my daughter back to me). She was gushing about how much fun you two had, as I can well imagine, having had similar days with your dad—my grandpa, even if we did nothing more than "go bummin'."

Thanks for the pics! … Even if they do have black stripes. ;-)

SonyaAnn said...

What a wonderful day! I wish I could get such a great birthday. I'm so thankful that I found you and your blog.