Thursday, January 9, 2014

Lyla Turns 5

Lyla's 5th birthday (I can't believe I have a 5 year old!!) was December 23 but we had her party on the 15th. Next year I think I'm going to have her party before Thanksgiving so that it's just about her and no Christmas decorations (I HAVE to decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving, it's been the tradition my whole life).
She told me like way back in the summer that she wanted a Little Mermaid party (I even blogged about it!!) So I had started to buy stuff since Joann's had beachy stuff on sale! Then in like September she changed her mind and wanted a Cinderella birthday. So here it is..

Favor bags: hot cocoa stirrers (got the idea from Aleisha),a cinderella picture with a quote from the movie on it, Doc McStuffins little book of booboos notebook, ice cream erasers)
In our family we all  like to make the birthday cakes homemade. Lyla chose a tie-dye cake and I totally spelled "birthday" wrong!
Lyla and one of her best friends, Brayden
The big kids were playing duck duck goose and Philip had to get in on it.
My sister (who actually took most of the pics for me) and her boyfriend Jeremiah.
Philip loving on Gracie.
Malia and Kendall, Lyla's second cousins.

She makes some pretty awesome faces when she's embarrassed!
She had a really fun day and on her actual birthday we took her out for pizza and to see Christmas lights, which is another tradition.
Daddy loves having his picture taken..It doesn't show does it?
 I think that's it for her birthday post! Now to start deciding the theme for the big 6! Happy Thursday peoples!



  1. Looks like a fun party. The tiedye cake is awesome!

  2. Homemade birthday cakes are the best! Way better than store bought. Cute party, she's so cute!

  3. Happy birthday! I can't believe she is 5 already. Where does the time go? And we always have homemade cakes. They taste much better!