Monday, August 26, 2013

Alexa's 5th Birthday

So I just realized with all the hustle and bustle of the summer I have yet to post about Alexa's birthday (today is Treyton's birthday). I feel like a horrible parent, but I'm trying to give myself a little grace. 

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For her 5th birthday, she requested a day at bay beach with some of her friends.

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Lucky for us, her friends are all from the same family, so we were able to have their entire family join us for a fun day at the amusement park and then back home for some pizza and ice cream cake.

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Alexa enjoyed a few new rides this particular trip - the big swings and the tilt-a-whirl. 

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We ended up going to Bay Beach the Sunday before Alexa's birthday (July 7th) which happens to be Evaleigh's birthday. Here are the two birthday girls together. 

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Titus enjoyed the park enough for all of us, as well, but gratefully we all were able to enjoy it as well. 

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We truly love the Popp family and consider them some of our closest family friends. For (I think) the first time in the three years we've known each other, we got a picture of Amanda and I, and Tim and Shaun, while at bay beach. 

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Monday morning, Alexa's actual birthday, she was able to open her presents and play with them for a while before we had our first day of school. 

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Alexa loves school, so it was a perfect way to spend her birthday. Mommer was able to come to town as well, and she played with the kids while I worked one-on-one with the other ones, which made it even more special. 

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I feel like we were able to keep it fairly simple this year, which I really appreciated during such a busy season. And an even bigger plus, was that she still enjoyed herself and got to do exactly what she wanted. 

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