Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday Landree!

I can not believe that Landree-my first born, sweet girl, that made me a momma is 5 today!  That’s not a baby-it’s like the start of having a ‘kid’.  People that have kids are older than me.  My how time flies! 

We started our birthday celebrating about a month ago when Grandma sent a box of birthday surprises.   We celebrated when Mia was here with lots of goodies from her and Popee, oh, plus the birthday party we had for her and Hudson, cupcakes at school with friends on Thursday, and yesterday we had our family ‘celebration’ day.  Today was her actual birthday, but we wanted to be able to play without crowds of school age kids so yesterday it was!

We began our morning with the traditional birthday donuts from Krispy Kreme.  DSC_1268


Landree wore her birthday hat they gave her from school.  They noticed and not only did we walk out on a sugar high from donuts, but they gave her a tiny ice cream cone too.

After breakfast we headed to Monkey Joe’s a local jump place. They have about 20 huge jump houses, slides, and mazes.  It’s been a while since we’ve been and Landree did so well!  She did everything!  She wasn’t apprehensive about anything!  She found a little friend  there and they just played and played.  Hudson wasn’t as sure to start-he didn’t want to jump AT. ALL.  He was having fun looking at the car games and pretend driving them.  He did eventually warm up to the bounce houses and had a fun time. 

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Landree is not the adventurous type.  She get scared very easily and still won’t watch a lot of movies.  (We turned off Mars needs Moms last night, and we’ve never finished watching The Princess and the Frog.  At times it can be frustrating, but I do love how sweet and sensitive she is.) Here she is going right up the middle of this huge wall.  The hard part with less steps.  She did have to end up climbing up the side with more steps instead, but look at her go! 



Here she is at the top of the biggest maze.  The wall to climb to the top of this is huge!  I’ve actually climbed it before when she was younger and couldn’t do it alone.  I was so impressed.  I know she’s totally out of focus, but look at how tiny she looks up there. 


And here’s Hudson playing the driving game and watching another game. 


And Landree knows we never leave Monkey Joes without a treat.  I tried to talk her out of it since we were heading to lunch, but the birthday girl wanted a Dora popsicle, and hey you only turn 5 once, right?  So we indulged her, and boy had to have a sweet treat too so he had and icee.  They we headed to pick up Chickfila for lunch {at the birthday girls request.}  We were home for lunch and then naps!  We were all beat! 

We finished the day off with more junk pizza for dinner and family movie night.  We watched most of Mars needs Moms before Landree got too scared to watch any more, and then we watched a Super Why so she would have good stories in her eyes for bedtime.  And she slept like a dream, of course, in Mommy and Daddy’s bed by her request. 

Landree Grace, I love you so much!  I can’t believe how quickly the past 5 years have gone.  I can still remember that nervous excitement I felt when I had you.  You were the most perfect baby in the whole wide world, and God gave you to me {us}!  What a blessing!  Sometimes you drive me crazy!  You are just like me-stubborn, but you are also so sweet.  You’re sassy and girly!  You love your brother, Mommy and Daddy, family and friends.  You are sensitive.  You are outgoing, and you love people.  You love Jesus and you want to know more about Him all the time.  We are so blessed you are part of our family, I can’t imagine life without you!  I love you so much!  Happy Birthday baby doll! 

Love, Mommy

1 comment:

Megan said...

Aww, Happy Birthday Landree Grace! It sounds like you had such a super fun birthday MONTH! ;-) Love you sweet girl!