On Elise's birthday we told her we would take her out to eat where ever she wanted to go. However, Samantha had some friends in a play at the middle school and told Elise that her "gift" to her would be to take her "back stage" to meet the cast. Elise opted for the play instead of dinner. It was actually very sweet. I think Elise felt like a cool big kid and Samantha I think enjoyed playing the big sister roll as I dropped them off at the middle school to watch the play together. Kindof like a sisters night out. It was very sweet.
So, it wasn't until this last Friday that we were able to take Elise out to El Rodeo for her birthday dinner. She was dead serious about us NOT telling the staff it was her birthday and doing the big guy with the guitar, and the singing. But... we fooled her :-) As you can see on her face she was a little reluctant to accept the happy wishes and birthday sombrero.