Sunday, May 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Tyler!

I can't believe six years ago Tyler made her debut! Looking back at the two hour labor and delivery, I should have known at that moment the personality we were going to see grow. She is such a strong personality! She's says what's on her mind, and while sometimes it might be very hard to understand or hear her, she lets you know what she thinks. This morning, we woke her up and sang "Happy Birthday!" while taking her breakfast in bed, which ended up being eaten at the table with everyone else. We got her a bike and two other presents to open. One was from Jake, the other from Tanner. When she was done opening them, she asked where her present from Jefferson was. We told her he gave her the helmet! Then, later, we were talking about going down to my parents for dinner and told her there wouldn't be any presents, because grandma is taking her out tomorrow for her birthday. She didn't skip a beat and very matter of factly said, "What about grandpa's present?" Really? Like you really need anymore presents! Well, Grandpa found a light up princess clock and that will be decorating a wall in her bedroom. Thank you grandpa!
Saturday, we had a Princess birthday party to top all princess birthday parties! I saw a few ideas online and put together my own agenda for her birthday party. And thanks to Michael's Arts and Crafts, was able to pull it off! I went into the store looking for things to put together princess wands and foam crowns. The lady at the store took me right to the foam isle and showed me pre-made wands and glittery pink crowns. I went a little crazy on decorations for them, but the girls had fun. And thanks to Aunt Carli, she had the perfect barbie princess cake! Barbies hair was a little singed from the candles, but nothing too big. I have to say, throwing a princess party for Tyler was MUCH different than throwing a pirate party for Tanner. Girls and boys are just so different! Here are a few pictures of the big day!
Opening her littlest petshop journal from Tanner.
Sunday morning with her new bike! Thanks dad for staying up so late to put it together!
Tyler's barbie princess cake.
Decorating our princess crowns and wands. I forgot to get my camera our while they were decorating the wands. I know you can't see the amount of glitter paint on the wands, but the one with all the red in the middle, the little girl went cRaZy with the glitter pen, we finally had to tell her she was finished.

Just to add to my statement at the beginning of this post, Tyler's full labor and delivery was two hours, start to finish. When she was ready to come, there was no stopping her! She's kind of stuck to that theme. When she's ready, she'll do it, and there's no stopping her. She is her daddy's princess and has him wrapped around her pinky finger. She loves being the only girl, but at the same time, wouldn't have complained if she would have ended up with a little sister. She's always been a big help. She loves helping with her little brothers and many times during the day, I'll have to look for her because she'll sneak away into her room to play with her girl toys. She'll have them spread all over her bed, playing her own little world, with some of them sleeping, or going to school.
I'm so glad her and Tanner are best of friends. I love when the two of them are having such a fun time playing that they keep making each other laugh.
While there are some things we have issues with, like brushing her teeth, or trying not to throw a fit if she doesn't win at a game, I'm glad she's my little girl. Love ya Tyler!


Jodi and Josh said...

Happy Birthday Tyler!!