My baby just turned six. Just one more thing I can't comprehend. I think I'm going to have to get used to this whole 'my children are growing up and there's nothing I can do to stop it' thing.
We had ourselves an intimate little family celebration this year, complete with a quaint, homemade horse shaped cake, that may or may not have had the rear legs eaten off by the dog, while I was shuttling children to school. Is that sort of thing that really builds memories.
All this girl wanted for her sixth b-day was a scooter and a pony.
L was thrilled with the scooter (for all of two minutes), then her brother took over. Now I'll let you guess which child rides the scooter up and down the cul-de-sac daily.
When will I learn to buy gender neutral colors?
The other part of her present was an official horseback riding lesson, with a friend (a girl's got to share these important life-changing moments with a bud).
They start giving lessons at, you guessed it, age six. So she barely made the cut-off.
It was perfect.
Eagerly anticipating getting her horse to groom and saddle up.
Look at that confidence. To say L was excited would be a gross understatement. She even did Noble's hallmark arm flapping when they were bringing the horse out.
She was definitely in her element.
During her first lesson, L learned how to make the horse start and stop, reverse, learn a barrel pattern and carry it out, and even trot. She did amazing.
Happy six birthday to my gorgeous, brilliant, daring, adventurous, loving, sweet-hearted girl. You fill our lives with all things wonderful; we love you London Elizabeth!
This summer has been a whirlwind of vacation, home improvement, waterpark fun, library visits, and excursions to Oklahoma-and we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves (and are thoroughly exhausted!). Since the thought of posting nearly 525,647 pictures from the above adventures sounds a bit overwhelming, I'd thought I'd start with one. :)
Height: 3 ft. 3 1/2 in. tall (84%)
Weight: 36 lbs (82%)
Loves: soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, baseballs, pretty much any kind of ball, swords, his Thor hammer, any kind of gun, and sticks;
Loves to climb, run, jump, swim, wrestle (especially with daddy), tackle (especially Walker), dig for worms in the dirt, fight bad guys, ride his bike around the pond, 'mow' the back yard, look for and capture moths, play tickle monster with mommy, paint, chew gum, ask everyone he knows for more gum, eat anything with sugar in it, creep into mommy and daddy's room every night and snuggle with mommy, go to McDonalds, go to any park, but especially the 'blue' park (Eastborough), use the bathroom outside, especially at parks, play at his friend's homes (Owen and Jackson), and of course, his big sister.