We got home from the vet at 1:30, a plumber came by to check out something they had done last week, and then Anna, Grace, and I did our weekly shopping at Walmart and Sams, which was a fun distraction for them. We had Grace's birthday dinner tonight, which was chili, baked potatoes, and spinach strawberry salad. But we weren't totally thinking straight, because we completely forgot about the pop we had just bought at Sams for the celebration!
Obviously the evening ended up on a happier note than it began! We didn't have her cake tonight, but we did have ice cream. She wants a strawberry cake, and she and Anna will probably make it and decorate it this weekend, and she wants to have corn dogs for lunch one day, which will probably be Wednesday. I think it will be good to spread out the celebration a bit, so that her whole birthday won't be overshadowed by Pikachu's untimely death. I guess it will definitely be a birthday to remember, for better or for worse. Now that she's 10, we need to find a time to get Grace her military ID card, the milestone for any military child!