{6th }

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Presley is 6 now. 6 feels big. 6 feels not like a baby anymore. & Its incredibly sad for me. I remember her being a tiny 4 day old. She & I laid on the bed with the windows of my room open. The windows faced the side yard where the boys played with pinwheels & water toys. I could here them making boat sounds & racing around on the grass with arms stretched out in an attempt to make the pinwheel spin. The curtains gently moved from the air passing into & out of the house. In front of me was the most beautiful thing I had ever played eyes on. The boys were each so special, but this one...this baby was beautiful. She was quiet & still & pink cheeked. I remember crying over my little girl of 4 days devastated that with every passing moment she was getting bigger. Each stage has felt that way with Presley. She had a rough 3rd year, but on the other side of that year came the sweet baby we knew & loved. She is a dreamer. She creates worlds for her toys.  She loves to play with her dolls & her play kitchen & doll houses. She loves to build with blocks & swim & ride her pink bike. 
On her actual birthday Rod was away out east completing an exam. The day started off rough (the flu is in our home!), but I determined to give sis the birthday she had asked for. She had requested presents (of course) her ferris wheel, cupcakes & a tea party before bed. Presley opened her gifts early & then we gathered a days worth of stuff & hurried out the door. We went to the ferris wheel & had a great time. We always end up dancing! & we then headed straight next door to sprinkles cupcakes to eat a treat & make wishes into the fountain. We then headed to Tre's Lacrosse practice. The kids handled the interruption in festivities well. Tre played great. he really likes playing goalie these days, although he is versatile. After Tre got good & sweaty we headed out to a sit down restaurant. Just the 6 of us. Kids & grown ups all around us were being sung to by the weight staff. Man a live! Overtime they started, Presley would make a scowl & yell...HEY! ITS MY BIRTHDAY TOO YOU KNOW! its so funny because she has such a tiny voice even when she yells, & she's size 4T even at 6 yrs old. The brothers got a good laugh out of her anger towards the idea of other people getting sung to on HER birthday! At last it was Presley's turn. She got her sundae with sprinkles & a bunch of strangers singing to her & she was just beaming with excitement! So so funny! 
so my darling...when you think of your 6th birthday I hope you think of our fun adventures in the city & how excited Britt was to hold your hand & sit by you all day long! I hope you think about how you knew just how you wanted to wear your hair & just a little lipstick. I love you my darling girl! Happy 6th Birthday to you! 


Tuesday, June 07, 2016

 Presley had her first ever big girl birthday party this past weekend. It was so fun to prepare for. she had her own little ideas & plans & guest list. I took what she gave me & ran with it. She loves mermaids & the color blue these days. We decided on a pool party since the pool is at a bath temp of 93 these days & the air is 107. The only things to do in the yard is to swim (or melt.)  The little girls had a great time. We missed a few of our little traveling girlfriends, but were so glad to see Lila, Harlo, Annella, Sophia, & Ruby. Presley was tickled by all the sweet gifts picked out for her. Easily the most comical moment of the day was when Presley opened her present from the Keys & she was admiring it with such sweetness...we thought she was in awe of the little spinning ballerina in the music box...but was her reflection in the little mirror. We all died laughing. She's a nut. the boys played with brothers, but Maddox & Cooper couldn't help them selves from being pranksters! Toilet papering & plastic spiders amongst their pranks of choice. Cute Kim pretended to be a much prettier Ursula & the girls got a kick out of putting spells on her with their starfish wands. She's such a fun & animated Mom! I could learn a lot from her! & let me not forget that amazing cake!! The cake was made by a friend in our ward. She is incredibly talented! The cake tasted amazing too!
Presley is so small still. she wears size 4 & has smaller feet than little brother. She actually weighs less than him too! But in that tiny little body is such a patient & creative & bossy, & affectionate little girl. When she was 3 she turned sour for a year. I thought for sure I had lost my sweet baby girl, but wouldn't you know...the sour left & the sweetest little girl emerged. She doesn't throw fits! If she is frustrated, or sad she will tear up but say to us... "I am trying not to cry." Its so sad & sweet & then she pretty much gets whatever she wants. (even Nutela at 2am.) She is such a blessing to our family! We would not be the same without her! Its hard to believe she is 6! Time is escaping us!

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