Tuesday, August 13, 2013

happy happy 5th birthday, lyla!!

lyla turned five on the second day of school and boy, was she beyond excited! she said that she walked into her classroom where ms. P had a birthday crown and sticker with her name on it. there was even a big smiley face on her chair. she got to be the line leader for the day and picked helpers too. she passed out a small surprise for each classmate in honor of her special day and received big hugs from her friends. these were all the things i was told as soon as she jumped into the car after waiting in the carpool line. as a mother, this is my favorite time of the day...the drive home where i get to hear about all the interesting things that happened...
there was an early dismissal during the first two school days which was a good thing since it eased them into their new routine. obviously starting back at school being a birthday girl is exhausting because lyla fell asleep shortly after coming home. if you look close enough, you will see a drool spot...
once jay arrived home after work, we took our birthday girl to where ever she requested. we gave her many different options and she excitedly chose to head to the galleria and ride the new carousel. she was so disappointed the last time she went with tita karmie when they both realized it was taken away for a new paint job. now it is as beautiful and colorful as ever. after riding the carousel, we ate chick-fil-a in the food court and lyla picked out a yummy pink icing covered cookie cake (her favorite) for dinner and dessert. both were her wishes. later, we let her walk around and pick out her birthday present. all in all, she had a very special day. happy happy 5th birthday, lyla bug!! we love you! xoxo
(disclaimer: i just wanted to include this last pic because it makes me chuckle to myself. i took it while the carousel first started going round and round...it shows how jemma was not so sure as to what was going on...jay is trying to talk it up, ease her fears, and point to the fun lights around her...lyla is in the back in her own little world...while abby is (like always) hamming it up for the camera and waving. ahhhh, i love these people...

1 comments:

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