Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy 5th Birthday

Our little girl turned F-I-V-E on Sunday March 22nd!!

And in our house birthdays are kind of a big deal. 
It's about being another year older, another year wiser and celebrating this sweet little girl.

We kicked off Lia's birthday week by going to lunch and a play

We had a "lucky" St Patty's day dinner 

We took advantage of the nice spring weather and spent time outside riding scooters and 
practicing being a cheerleader!   

Yep! She has A LOT of energy. 
It will come in handy when she is an Astronaut Doctor Ballerina Girl when she grows up!! 

Lia perfected her "duck face"...

...And had her very first Starbucks - it was a hit. Lia called it her "milkshake" 
Don't worry no coffee involved in this "milkshake" - no need for that for her!!! 

She had 2 days of present opening! 
Her much anticipated CareBear book and figurines 

Her collection of Strawberry Shortcake dolls is complete! 

New scooter = serious concentration

All of this fun stuff lead to one happy 5 year old! 

Now onto the Purple Princess Party! 

Lia had so much fun with her cousins;
dressing up like princesses 
eating big princess cookies 
and purple princess cupcakes

Later that evening Lia came down with her 1st cold of her 5th year - 
that didn't take long did it?!?!?
And has been recovering ever since. 

And just for fun she is practicing her spelling and writing

Happy 5th Birthday to our favorite girl in this great big world
God found us you 
You are special, kind, important and beautiful -
You are SO LOVED 
Your smile is contagious 
And your heart is as big as the sky 
We LOVE you to the moon and back 
Happy Happy Birthday

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Today was a FANCY day... 
One of Lia's early Birthday gifts was a day doing "FANCY" things and wearing "FANCY" things! Hence the fancy necklace and fancy dress and fancy headband! 
We went to a "FANCY" restaurant and had lunch 

And then Daddy dropped us off at the Children's Theater to watch a FANCY play! Based on one of Lia's favorite characters ~
"Wow" ~ I think Lia said that 20 times during the musical. We had SO much fun. We had wonderful seats and got to meet the cast of the show afterwards! 

Lia clapped and yelled "Bravo" after each set and was so excited to meet her favorite cast member - 
Rhonda the beautiful blue wave! 
Of course we had to meet Nancy 
And Lionel and Wanda
What a FANCY way to kick off Lia's birthday week!!!! 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Yay March

I love March. 
It means we are one month closer to spring, although you wouldn't know it by looking out our windows today. 
Someday we'll see that beautiful weeping cherry tree, green grass and hear the birds chirp but until then... 
We, and by we I mean Jim, will shovel and snow blow this white stuff away! 

Lia moved into a twin bed this weekend! 

She looks small again! 
Our little girl turns 5 this month! 5 YEARS old. She's growing so fast and a recent development - she is learning read. Really read - she asks how to spell everything and what the words mean - she even picks words out of books to read. I love that she follows the words with her finger!!!! So cute 
She's learning a lot of big words and using them - thanks Fancy Nancy! 
Speaking of Fancy Nancy, we are going to a children's theater in town in a few weeks to see a Fancy Nancy play! And it just happens to be Lia's favorite Fancy Nancy story!!! The Mermaid Ballet
It looks like March will be a fun and exciting month!! 
Come on sun and spring

Happy Sunday!!