Saturday, July 25, 2015

Conversations With a 5-Year-Old: Good Point

Chloe and I were listening to the Frozen soundtrack, which starts with the song "Frozen Heart" where they are singing about ice. This is a snippet of the conversation I had with my 5-year-old while it played:

CHLOE: Why do they say "cold and clear?" 

MOM: Well, maybe because ice is cold... and clear?"

CHLOE: You make a pretty good point.

Case closed.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Independence Day!


This 4th of July the kids and I went to the Pfireworks Pfestival at Lake Pflugerville again!  


We had a blast, and were even on TV!  While the kids were swimming a small news team set up on the beach in front of me.


I told people to watch for the kids swimming on TV, but I ended up being "highlighted" instead!


Isn't that depressing?  All alone on the "packed" beach.  Sigh....

Hope everyone had a happy 4th!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy 5th Birthday, Chloe!


My baby girl is FIVE! How did this happen?? It's very exciting!

We started the birthday celebration with a pool party!  She wanted a "Paw Patrol" theme, and I had a lot of fun with that:


And as is tradition, I made her cake:


She had tons of fun swimming with her friends at the party...


...and doing cannonballs:


And then came time for cake and presents!


She was so cute blowing out her candles.  She blew them out one at a time.  Ha ha!


After the party it was my turn to give my gift to her.  I redecorated her room!  This was her room before (taken when we moved in):


It was definitely in need of a makeover, and she requested pink, so....



I was really nervous about the color, but it turned out soft enough that it works... especially since I repainted all the brown trim and doors white as well:


To keep with the tradition of giving my kids birthday "experiences," that night Chase went to his dad's and we had a "girls night."  We played with her new toys on her bedroom floor, ordered pizza and popped in one of her new DVD's:


I totally fell asleep on the couch during the first episode.  When it was time for her to go to bed she asked what time I would be going to bed, and I said, "I'm right behind you."  Mom was pooped.

On her actual birthday we went to Gattiland, per her request.  We played games...



...and she was finally tall enough for the bumper cars!  It took a little encouragement, but she did it and loved it.


She wanted to keep going back, but finally we convinced her we had to go because we had more fun planned!  We headed back to my house so she could show off her new room to her dad and Grandpa W, and then we had cupcakes and opened more presents.  After that, we headed to her dad's for some fireworks:



Her birthday definitely went out with a bang.  Happy Birthday, baby girl!  Love you!!