Morgan, Grace, and I stroll briskly down the sidewalk. We’re on our way back from returning some books to the library. I would rather not be running errands today – it’s my birthday, and walking outside in Alaska in November isn’t the most fun thing to do. Especially not when you’re finally a teenager!
“Why’s it so cold?” Grace moans. “I want it to be summer again.”
“Well, it is the middle of winter,” Morgan points out. “Technically it’s still fall, though, but whatever.”
We walk up the street and turn the corner until finally we reach our home.
The three of us step inside the house. We’re greeted by a blast of warm air . . . and very dim lights.
All of a sudden, the lights flicker on and our sisters jump out of the shadows. “Happy birthdays!”
My sisters and I, jackets hanging half off of our arms, can barely process what just happened. Is this a . . . surprise party???
“Wait. Did you just say birthdays? As in more than one?” Grace asks, confused.
“We sure did,” Lindsey explains. “Today, we’re celebrating all of our fall birthday girls. You know – Emily’s birthday is November 28th, and she’s thirteen, Morgan’s birthday was October 3rd, and she’s thirteen, and Grace’s birthday was September 15th, and she’s twelve.”
Molly, Lindsey, and Crystal walk forward and place crowns on our heads.
Each crown is light pink and has our names spelled out on the fronts.
We’re lead down the hall into the next room, where a huge surprise greets us.
“Oh my goodness!” we gasp.
A huge sign proclaiming “Happy Birthday!” in giant lettering is taped to the wall underneath a table with a couple of presents on it.
“Do you like it?” Lindsey asks.
“I love it,” I tell her.
“We have presents for you guys to open,” Molly explains.
“And you’d better be quick about it too, or I may have to open them for you,” McKenna warns us.
Lindsey hands the first present to Morgan.
She pulls out a flowery green frog. “Aww! It’s so cute!!!” she exclaims. “Thanks, guys!”
“This one is for Grace,” Molly says, handing Grace something wrapped in pink tissue paper and tied with a silver ribbon.
Underneath all the wrapping is a pretty throw pillow. “This’ll be perfect for my room!” Grace tells us. “This is so sweet of y’all. Thanks!”
“Just one more present,” Crystal informs us.
“Yes. Close your eyes, Emily,” Molly adds.
I happily oblige.
“Open,” Crystal commands.
Standing in front of me is my eldest sister holding a beautiful pair of bright white ice skates wrapped with a taffeta bow.
“Wow,” I breathe, after Crystal places the skates in my lap. “I’ve been wanting a pair of these – thank you, thank you, thank you! This has been the best birthday ever.”
“And I’m about to make it better,” Lindsey says. “Who wants cake?”
End of photostory!
I feel like a terrible doll mom – I completely forgot about Morgan’s birthday – October 3rd – and Grace’s birthday – September 15th. Fortunately, I remembered Emily’s and decided to do a three-in-one birthday post. I hope you guys enjoyed it. Also, don’t forget to wish them happy birthday in the comments!
In case you were wondering why I’m doing a Tuesday post, it’s just in honor of the birthday girls. I will still be here on Thursday.
Bye for now!
-AGs in Alaska-