Somehow, it's been two whole years since this day:
In some ways, it's weird to look at that picture and realize that tiny baby is Layla! Time has flown by so SO quickly, yet it's almost hard to remember her being a tiny baby. She's certainly a big girl now!
For her birthday on Sunday we went with the whole team out to dinner. Chili's, of course. A girl needs some bottomless chips and salsa for her birthday, you know.
Then everyone came back to our house to eat cake and open presents. Thanks to Kyle's sister, April, we had a Jake and the Neverland Pirates themed party!
After some yummy chocolate cake, it was present time! Layla had already opened her presents that Kyle's family sent over a few days early (spreading out the birthday love!) but Grandma brought along plenty of presents from my side of the family, so she had lots to open! Landon even got a couple of gifts too :)
(Oh, p.s., my mom is here! She arrived on Thursday! Yippee!!!!)
|Whatever this movie was, I guess I was excited about it|
|New sand toys for the playground!|
|A new soft bunny she's now inseparable from|
|What.A.Diva. Thanks GG!|
Layla has loved playing with all her new presents the last few days (and so has Landon!) I'm really mad because I have two adorable videos of her blowing out her candles and then opening a present and I can't get blogger to load videos lately. Grrr. Any fellow bloggers have any advice?
Hard to believe my Layla Love is two years old already!
This sweet little two year old has hit her terrible twos a little early :) She's way on the other side of overly dramatic, is insanely stubborn, and still throws things when she's angry and then lays herself down on the floor. I mean, seriously, dramatic. I have absolutely no idea where that could come from.
Here she is throwing a tantrum the other day.
She was not amused that I was taking pictures while she was trying to make a point with her drama.
She's also such a sweetie pie and still a big cuddle bug. When we moved to our new flat (oh yeah, have I mentioned that yet either?) that night we transitioned her to a big girl bed. She's glad to be out of the small, uncomfortable pack n' play that's seen better days!
Landon's bed makes for a perfect railing to keep her from falling off, and she seems to love 1) being in a big bed and 2) being close to Landon. Unfortunately Landon keeps waking up early (in the morning and from naps) which sometimes results in her waking up way too early. Let me tell you, girlfriend needs her beauty sleep. On the days Landon wakes her up too early, she is much more grumpy than beautiful.
She loves playing outside. And sand. Loves the sand.
She also loves dancing to High School Musical 3 songs; Sofia, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and Mickey Mouse. She can quote SuperWhy episodes along with Landon, likes to jump and hop while we're walking around the mall, and loves to sing along with Jesus Loves Me before bed. She loves her "baby" bunny stuffed animals and dances around with them when we aren't available to dance with her during HSM3. She's transitioning to wearing 3T clothes already because she's still tall and still has a way longer torso and short legs! Potty training is probably on the horizon in the next couple of weeks. She's still a fabulous eater and usually asks for seconds of almost everything. She's still talking up a storm and is starting to love doing puzzles (with lots of help, of course). Even though she can be a drama queen, she is so, so sweet and fun and brings so much joy to our lives! I can't even imagine what life would be like if God hadn't chosen to surprise us with our beautiful girl.
Love you Layla Bug!