My angel baby exited toddlerhood, her as a baby is long gone, she turned 5. She just can’t ever turn 6, I would like her to stay at 5.
On her special day she woke up to her requested breakfast; chocolate milk and heart pancakes.
She got a few cute gifts and loved/hated being in the spotlight. She loves the extra love, she doesn’t love everyone staring at her. It makes her a bit uncomfortable.
A couple weeks before her birthday we gave her an early birthday present. She acted the same way (video here), she loved the present but hated the attention! We got her two bunnies but sadly the did not last. I shall tell you the little story:
Meet Spotty–then Freckles. Now meet Thumper–then Pumpkin. Shae’s sisters talked her into changing the names. We loved these little bunnies. The bunnies were SWEETIES and easy to take care of. One day I sent Shae & Reagan to go give Freckles some carrots. They came running back in and said Freckles was sound asleep and wouldn’t wake up for the carrots. I ran in there and saw that Freckles was dead—and also covered in baby carrots. It was the day before Shae’s birthday and I told Tyler to hurry and find a bunny that looked just like that to replace it with so she would never know. He found one that was white and I thought up a good white lie. I would tell the girls that since they fed Freckles SO MANY carrots that his spots went away. It worked. Although this new bunny was all white, has red eyes, and doesn’t like to be touched. A week later Pumpkin died. It was so odd they were acting totally fine and happy and the next day–dead. It turns out that the lady who sold everyone this liter put online that ALL OF THEM HAD DIED. She thinks it was some gene mutation. So I told the girls that Thumper had ran away to go live in a field. Now we have one HUGE, white, red eyed bunny that doesn’t like to be touched. We take good care of it but–it isn’t the same.
Back to Shae’s birthday–for her birthday she chose to go get her hair done. There is a place down the road that just does washes and styles. Shae picked to have her hair braided for her party later in the day.
She had her huge farm party (next post) and then for our late night mini trip she chose to go to the little library a few blocks over. My friend runs this little library and she loves it.
Shae got some birthday money and spent it on Shopkins. She felt so big going to a store, picking something out, and buying it with her own money.
Shae is my angel and she had a wonderful 5th birthday.
Sadly, I don’t think we ate anything really good in Moab. They need to up their foodie game! I did cook a lot at the home. We rented a really great home in Moab that had a community pool. Boy do my girls LOVE to swim, they could go on a vacation where all we did was swim.
The girls loved where we stayed because there were big bunk beds in one room where they all fit. That is what they talk about most from the trip–getting to sleep in those bunk beds.
The weather was perfect. The girls were dolls. Moab was such a great family trip. It was the first family trip we did since Mexico. Which was not a fantastic trip. I’m glad we can start traveling again together!
Abby & Cameron have both taken a Native American camp at the Natural History Museum of Utah. They always love to hear Native American folklore, learn what games they have played through the centuries, watch clips of their ritual dancing.
So I knew in my plans in visiting Moab that we needed to see some Native American hieroglyphics while we were there. I knew before we went that it was the “Birthing Scene” but I wanted to see if they could guess it. And they did! They are very fascinated with how their bodies hold eggs and that one day they can create another human inside themselves. So the birthing scene was a nice choice for them.
I have such interesting & smart girls.
ALTHOUGH, I do remember at the end of this I did a picnic dinner for everything. And everyone complained about every little thing that I just sat in the car and ignored them all. Haha, sometimes those interesting & smart girls can be such stinkers.
I want to catch up on blogging–I hope I can make it happen. This Moab trip happened six months ago and so I am trying to remember all the fun little details.
Jeeping was the highlight of the trip, the girls adored it. My two younger ones are dare devils and my two older ones are scaredy cats. So it was fun to see Cameron & Abby loosen up and have fun. One of the dips was called the “Belly Button” and that is a memory we won’t forget. Abby has a weird phobia–for years—of belly buttons. So we relentlessly teased her that she was in fact–sitting in a belly button hole.
On the tour we saw some more dinosaur tracks. The guide showed the girls how far their step reached and where the pack probably was heading on this trip. The guide company did a really great job. The owner drove the other jeep in our group and had 6 daughters. His new son in law was driving our jeep. Their banter was cracking me up. Oh man when Tyler has 4 son in laws—will we survive?
The other jeep took video and so our jeep is in some of the shots, you can see that video here. The views were spectacular!
Reagan and Shae were letting out sequels the whole time. Abby was nervous at first but when we got over the first part was on board. Cameron maybe 1/3 of the way in was on board. Man Moab is so beautiful and April is the perfect time to go, perfect weather.
If you do a jeep tour go to Dan Mick, it really is one of the best tours we have had in all our traveling.
My brothers have close birthdays so I took them out to a new restaurant for their birthday. We had crab, oysters, mussels, octopus, crab cakes, and scallops. JB hadn’t had some of that, one of them he thought tasted just like drinking a cup of sea water.
Abby finally was brave enough to learn to ride a bike. It has been a huge fear of hers so this is a big deal that she can now do this!!
We took the girls to go to the open house of the Provo temple. Shae said it was full of upside down birthday cakes–all the chandeliers everywhere. Then we went out to eat and I got this shot.
Abby, Cameron, and I went to the dedication for the temple as well.
St. Pattys Day is always a day I wish I put more thought towards. But it is right around Abby’s birthday so it never gets the attention it deserves!
I went to a couple fun cooking classes. My sister Laura and I went to a Pie, Galettes, and Crostatas class. Pie dough is such a delicate thing, it was fun to learn the science and technique behind it. Tyler and I went to a donut making class and that was trouble. Now I know how to make the most delicious donuts and eclairs.
The girls took some spring break summer classes downtown. One day was at Bad Dog Arts making fun art projects. The next day was at Zaniac for a robotics class. Lastly a day at Salt Lake Culinary Institute learning how to make some Asian dishes.
Lastly for April Fools Day I did the only thing I ever do….spring my kids with silly string in the morning. That is another day I wish I could give more attention to but its in birthday season!