Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Maya's 5th Birthday



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 I think 5 is a hard number to swallow for any mom.  5 just seems like such a grown up age.  It's when your child suddenly becomes helpful and doesn't just want to help.  It is when they start school, gain some independence and realize not everything in the life is flowers.

I remember Maya's tiny first cries, the "ennnn geh, ennn geh" sound that came from her telling us she needed something.  It is hard to grasp that has changed in an instant.
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Really, if Maya was our only child, we might think we were really good parents.  First children have a way of making us think "we have this parenting thing in the bag" but then you have more kids..... and realize you don't have the parenting thing in the bag

Maya is sweet, sincere, funny, and creative
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she is a leader,  a rule follower ,and a lover of people
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she is giving, sensitive and thoughtful
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and she is my performing dancing machine
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We love her

We did not have a big birthday party for Maya this year, that will be an every other year thing (for now at least).  Maya got a date with mommy and a friend of her choice and then a little family day/celebration on her birthday.

For her birthday date she picked going to Chucky Cheese and Red Robin  with her friend Scarlet (who's mom just happens to be one of my good friends, :O) )
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she looks so big here!
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these silly girls had so much fun toether
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so much laughter
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when we dropped off Scarlet, Maya cried, she said " Scarlet is one of the best people I know, I want to be with her forever"

Maya woke up to this on her birthday morning
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of course the 5 year old pancake for breakfast
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Norah & mew mew were so eager to see what Maya got
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No, it's not Christmas, but they are one of the few pairs of jammies that fit Sarah that are warm
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She wanted Pizza for dinner
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and her choice of flavored cupcakes
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Maya loves cupcake wars, so we let her sample all of the cupcakes blindfolded and see which she liked best
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and of course Norah had to do the same...
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sister, 5, 3, & 1 (April the only month their ages will seem spread far apart and me a little less crazy)
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of course cupcake popcorn for the movie
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and movie night with Mallorie (the best!) Sarah never stopped moving
So glad Maya is the leader of this little pack

4 comments:

  1. That was totally how we did birthdays. Even years with friends, odd years with family. I think it made things a lot less stressful for my mom since there were 4 of us. It would have been a big party to plan every February, March, June, and September. We never seemed to mind, even as we got older. And I LOVE the pancake tradition you have! :o)

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  2. So cute! Happy birthday Maya!

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  3. She is absolutely gorgeous. Happy birthday sweet one <3

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