Oh goodness. Someone here is 9 years old today. WHO? Phoebe, that's who.
Talk about E-X-C-I-T-E-D. I was informed I could start her day by singing her awake (I usually do this for the 2 youngest) with the birthday song.
So I did:) Then she got her Princess Phoebe dress on, even braving the COLDDDDD, of just leggings, oh my. One birthday button later and a not-too-happy- Phoebe because Camden broke her plastic tiara last night before she even got to wear it, (he said it fell and was an accident MOM) a big bow flower made her feel better and she was ready to start her day.
She had cupcakes to take to school and I let her open one gift this morning. She loves her new doll, looks like her with short hair AND a tiara:)
I picked her up at 10 and off we went with Chloe to the eye doctor. Yep, I did. Because this was the soonest appointment we could get and her eye issues are so important. They needed Chloe for translation help to make sure of what she could see.
Well. It wasn't so good. Although not unexpected. She is very nearsighted. She needs glasses. We are going with transition lens to give her sun protection. They will be ready in 2 weeks.
Till then we continue sunglasses and we hope and pray that the glasses help improve her vision. She may be able to have her brain work to help her vision some, or it may not be able to improve much at all.
Doctor said cut off is usually 10 for the brain to not be able to work on vision any longer. So we are close to that but not there yet. The 8 week check up will tell us more:)
She did really well once she got over the fear that each thing done to her was gonna be what those awful children in her orphanage told her- that we would have her eyes cut out-grrrr. The doctor was soooo good with her to assure her he would not hurt her in any way.
She's a little freaked out her pupils are still dilated, she doesn't understand where her "blue" in her eyes went:) We told her they will be normal soon.
Next we had supper, she is off to church, then her party will begin. We invited friends, including a teen girl at church that Phoebe ADORES. She actually thought church was "Jenna's house" at first, she only remembered Jenna at church.
She said her first sentence in English today "Momma, Phoebe is very happy today." She is happy often, so this was no surprise but sweet to hear.
She is smart enough she let everyone know she expects presents from them today, too funny when this is the very first birthday party she has ever had. I don't think she will be disappointed.
A great day for this very newly 9 year old girl:) Happy Birthday Princess Phoebe, you are sooo very loved.