Sunday, August 12, 2012

Turning Five

I asked Jordyn tonight, as she was getting tucked into bed, what her favorite thing was about being five. She said, "You get to do cool stuff and go to kindergarten." I can hardly believe she is five. FIVE! I've been a mom for five years. The night before her birthday I told her that the night before she was born we had just bought Taco Amigo when the hospital called and said we could come and have our baby girl. I was so nervous that night. I kept wondering if I would be a good mom, what she would look like, if she would be healthy, and if I would I love her enough. She certainly captured my heart right away. Jordyn was long and skinny and had cute hair that stuck up all over.

Her birthday was Thursday. In the morning we had our very last day of swimming. Jordyn passed preschool 2 and was so thrilled with herself. For lunch we went to chick-fil-a with the Halladay family. (Sue Sue, Julie, Heber, Houston, Harper, Kara, Leslie, Carter, Jaymie, Jaxon, Me, Tessa, Asher, and of course Jordyn.) We were going to go to Thanksgiving Point but it was too hot so we decided to go to Kangaroo Zoo. Hallie and Megan came too. All of the kids had a blast, and they were exhausted when we were done.

That night we had cake and ice cream in our back yard. The weather ended up being perfect. It was fun to have everyone over. The kids played and played...even the chickens were well behaved.

Houston (Julie and Jesse's little boy) and Hallie (Megan and Steven's little girl) are only 7 days apart. They followed each other around and enjoyed a squeeze-it together. I tried to teach them cheers....with no luck.

Jordyn got a FisherPrice IXL for her birthday. It has games and books, you can practice writing letters, and best of has music on it. Jason downloaded some Taylor Swift songs for Jordyn. She LOVED it!

Jordyn was spoiled rotten. I asked her what her favorite gift was and she said the brush and headband that Hayden and Jake gave her. Silly Girl. She told me later that she also really loved her Dream Lites Pillow Pet from Sue Sue and Grandpa Day and her curlers from Nonie. She also got a game and money and gift cards and hair stuff and a pink towel and a cool doctor kit. Did I mention that she was spoiled rotten?

Asher loved the balloons!

Friday we went up to Strawberry with our awesome neighbors to their cabin. I of course, didn't take a single picture. We had another party for Jordyn with them. Kelly made Hawaiian Hay Stacks and we had cupcakes and there were more gifts. It was so fun! ((Mini shout out to the Houston family - we are so grateful for your friendship. We love you guys! Thanks for being so fun!!))

Tonight, Sunday, we played a game of Life. Jason says that one day, when they're older, we'll play and they will tell us that we're playing wrong....and we will have to tell them that this WAS the real way. All the other times we just made up rules to make the game go faster.

Lucky for us, we get to enjoy the made up rules for a while longer. We have good girls. They keep us going and make us smile. And Asher too!


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