Thursday, August 28, 2008

First Week of School

She rocks the school uniform, no?





Tomorrow (Friday) is free-dress day. I am no longer confident in my ability to pick an outfit for Jayla that is not navy blue and white (See also: her birthday outfit for church on Sunday).

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Three Has Landed

48 minutes ago I sang Happy Birthday to Jayla for the fourth or fifth time this weekend but, this time was a little different since I sang it at the exact time that she was born. She was born at 9:01pm on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 so, I was holding out all day today - still calling her a two-year-old. I put her to bed about 10 minutes ago and said good night to my three-year-old for the first time. Tomorrow is the first day of school and even though she's been in the pre-K classroom since June, tomorrow is a milestone because she will be wearing a school uniform for the first time. This morning she told me, "I'm not a baby anymore, Mama!" I have no idea what prompted that statement but, she's right...

I'll be back soon with pictures from the birthday festivities this weekend!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Night on the Town

About six months ago Jayla started watching the Backyardigans. She slowly but surely fell in love with the show and its characters, especially Uniqua. She now screams that obnoxious teenage girl scream when she sees Uniqua on television.

So, naturally when I saw that their live show was going to be playing in Houston, I bought the tickets without a thought. And last Saturday night, Jayla got to see the Backyardigans in "real life".

She loved it. She stared at the stage the entire night, in disbelief, clearly planning to soak in every detail of the show. During the intermission break, she refused to go to the bathroom for fear that they would start back without her. And I guess it paid off because she somehow managed to memorize the entire dialog of the show and continues to recite it on command 7 days later.

You think she's too young to understand the concept of an "early birthday present"?

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Disney Comes to Chick-fil-a

Last week some friends of ours invited us to dinner with them as Cinderella was supposed to be appearing at our local Chick-fil-a. We are always up for some good fellowship with friends, so we went. I totally expected Jayla to not care about Cinderella. I didn't even bring my camera and I take my camera EVERYWHERE! As we were getting out of our car, I rolled my eyes at all the little girls dressed in their Cinderella gowns (including our friends) and the parents snapping pictures of the magical moment of meeting Cinderella.

I walked in, waded through the crowds, and got in line to order my family some chicken. The next thing I know, Jayla is screaming "Cinderella!" and jumping all up in her lap. We had not even told her that Cinderella was supposed to be there so she figured all of this out on her own while I was trying to figure out which side to order with her nuggets. But, as to not appear to be "the worst mother ever", I quickly borrowed my friend's camera and these are the pictures that I snapped:

Jayla LOVED meeting Cinderella. Cinderella was walking around the restaurant as we ate and every single time she passed us, Jayla was all smiles and waves and "Hey, Cinderella!". The irony of the whole situation was that our friends were really excited about their daughter getting to meet Cinderella and here's the picture that they got. Lauren was not a fan!