Little tidbits about our family: Matt, Alicia, Lyla, Hayden and Ella

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lyla's 4th Birthday Party!

 Happy Birthday to my sweet little 4 year old (in one week!).  We had Lyla's birthday party this weekend because I will be out of town for work on her birthday weekend.  Lyla had a great party and thank you to everyone that could make her day that much more special!

Lyla decided on a Tinker Bell themed party and all the kids did a scavenger hunt to find all the lost treasure in our basement.  Hopefully they had as much fun as I had picking out all the "treasure" and hiding it!

I can't believe my little baby is going to be turning 4 in 1 week!  Lyla, you are an amazing daughter and you bring so much joy and happiness in my life.  You are a sweetheart and are so good to your little sister.  We can't wait to see you attend preschool/4K in the Fall to gain more friends and learn even more.  You never stop amazing us!
Birthday Girl
Sweet Girls
Lyla's birthday guests
Lyla's birthday guests

Lyla playing with her friends
More friends to play with
Scavenger hunt treasures
Scavenger Hunt Fun!

Tinker Bell Cake

Happy 4th Birthday Lyla!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

What has happened in 2013?

We have had a busy year already in 2013.  Here is a breakdown of what we have been up to the last couple of months.  We have been sledding, went to the circus, relaxing at home since we run around all week, playing in the snow, visiting Grandma and Grandpa Brown, saw Uncle Mike's and Aunt Nikki's new house, shopping and more shopping, and so on. Now with it being March, we are ready for Spring and playing more outside.  Here's to hoping the snow will stop coming!

Hayden's 18 month appointment:
  • Hayden weighs 23 lbs 9 oz (40%) and is 32 inches tall (50%).  
  • She still only has 8 teeth but has 2 molars that are taking forever to come in!  I thought they were going to break through the gums a month ago but they still haven't.  
  • She has been talking up a storm and likes to repeat what you say.  She can count to 10 on her own and continues to amaze me on what she knows!
Updates on Lyla:
  • Lyla continues to amaze me on what she learns daily.  She has been practicing writing and spelling her name a lot lately.  She can write her first name and is getting the hang of spelling her last name.  She recognizes most of the alphabet and numbers 1-10 as well.  I didn't realize how well she knew her numbers until we were shopping this weekend and she pointed to the price tag and said "this is $4.74!"  What a proud momma!
  • We have been looking into preschool and 4K programs for Lyla to attend in the Fall.  We are looking in the same city as our sitter so we can continue to have Lyla and Hayden go there with little disruptions. We checked out a program this weekend and have another to look at this week.  Let's hope we have no issues getting into a different school district!
  • We are also getting ready for Lyla's birthday which will be at the end of the month.  I will be traveling for work the weekend of her birthday so we are having her party the weekend before (March 16th).  Invitations have just gotten sent out...later than planned!

Enjoy the pictures!

Momma's little cuddle bug!
All ready to go sledding
All bundled up
Our weekend morning ritual of a pillows and a blanket, cereal, milk and cartoons!
 Lyla's funny face
Playing check up with daddy
Matt just recently went to Nashville for work and picked up some cowboy boots and hats for the girls.  It was a big hit!
All dressed up in her cowboy boots and hat
Lyla's new red cowboy boots

Too bad this picture is blurry but the girls look cute all dressed up!

Lyla pulling Hayden in her sled

The girls rocking it out...again!