Dancer turned 19! She chose, as she does every year, cheese cake as her cake.
Turned Christmas paper into birthday paper by circling the 19 on it. It totally worked, everyone was fooled.
The one gift she really, really wanted for Christmas as an Ivory ella t-shirt. The one she wanted was out of stock so I didn't get any, Oops! She would have been happy with any of their t-shirts I found out after we opened Christmas gifts. A good thing about having your birthday not long after Christmas is that you can reask, clear up any misunderstandings about what you wanted, and get them for your birthday.
For her birthday meal she wanted to go out to eat at Fudrucker's in the Twin Cities. This restaurant meant a three hour round trip drive, but that is where she wanted to eat and we all love their food so we happily took her. We went there the weekend before her birthday because no one was really available to celebrate on her birthday. We did slide in a quick diner at Pizza Ranch between activities on her actual day so she got birthday diner twice.