How LOOOONG Until My Birthday?

4/01/2012 11:26:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »
That has been the question I hear from Lexie at least 2 or 3 times a day for the last couple of weeks. She has gone to a couple of her friends parties in the last month so naturally she feels like it's her turn. To the point where she is already inviting people....classmates, friends, even the grocery clerk. And her birthday is almost 2 months away. So the first thing we did this Saturday is make a birthday chain (thank you Jamie Morningside!)
We picked some bright colored paper and cut out the strips. Then I had her write each date....
and write.....I did mention her birthday is a long time from now, right?
By the time all the dates where written I think she was beginning to get the idea...her birthday is definitely NOT tomorrow. Next we pasted the links together.
I gave her a few stickers to put on the special dates between now and her birthday. Pretty soon it seemed like every day was special (and every day is with Lexie!)
This was when it was taller than her. But wait, it gets longer.
Here is the final length.
I hung it in her bedroom so she can remove a link every night before prayers. So last night when she took off her first one she pointed to the last and said....
So that's how long it is until my birthday?