I woke up at 8:45 this morning, wished Madeline a Happy Birthday!, and she ripped into her gifts. She was a tad spoiled this year.
A book by Julie Andrews (one of her favorite famous people)
Eli with some crazy bed head. I couldn't resist.
Queen of Hearts bag she wanted plus some really cool Alice movie pins.
Alice on blu-ray.
Not believing she got a DS. She has been saving her money for months for one. We decided to surprise her.
A very happy girl.
Alice in Wonderland DS game from her brother.
Plus she got a competition swimsuit, a pair of jeggings, and a really cool army green jacket that is military-esque. It is really cute. I can't believe I didn't get a picture of it. Although if you click the last few pics to make them huge then you can see it on the back of the couch.
She wanted to go to Texas Roadhouse for lunch. No problem! We had a DELICIOUS meal. I love steak. I love it a lot. I could eat it every day. Yum. We got our bill. Chad handed the waiter (who was a little weird) his debit card. It came back declined. What?!?! We don't have any other credit cards. We have lived credit card free for over 3 years. If there wasn't money in the bank (which we knew there was) then we didn't know what to do. Chad handed the waiter his HSA (Health Savings Account) credit card to see if it would work....I know. Hilarious, but we were panicking and not thinking clearly. Chad got on the internet via his phone and checked our bank balance. There was more than enough money to cover our lunch...that doesn't make sense...what is that crazy charge at a Wal-Mart in Connecticut?...WHAT?!?! There was a random charge for $220 for Wal-Mart! WHAT?!? But why wouldn't Chad's card work when there was more than enough money? Hmmm....we explained to the waiter what was going on and he let us go to a bank to get cash out. Chad's card was declined at the ATM. Mine wasn't. We took out all the cash of our checking in case someone was going nuts using Chad's debit card number. We went back to Texas Roadhouse and paid our bill. Oy vey! What a disaster!
It is very weird to feel violated that way. Someone stole our number and was charging it up! I have no doubts that we will recover that money. But the feeling is a tad creepy. Chad called the Wal-Mart in question and talked to the manager who is going to investigate and get back to us tomorrow. We will contact our bank on Monday and get it all worked out. Madeline was a bit perturbed that all of this happened on her birthday and made a comment that we will always remember her 10th birthday because of this craziness. I hope that isn't all we remember!!
We spent the rest of the day hanging out and getting more stuff done for Madeline's party tomorrow. We are sure to have a great time with all of our family! I can't wait to show you all that we did to decorate!! Stay tuned...