Can my first born really be 5 years old?!
Some days I look at her and think, "You're like a little adult! When did you change?"
Malia decided a long time ago that she wanted Grandma to make her birthday cake this year, so my Mom had a challenging task -- a butterfly. She did not disappoint! Look at this thing! She"s way more talented with the cakes than I am.
Enjoyed by all.
We're so glad to have a great neighborhood picnic/park/pool area.
Great for times like this.
From Nate and I, she got some flower clips I made, some Frog and Toad and Amelia Bedelia books...
...and a horse ride!
She's been asking to ride a horse for months, so I figured now was the perfect time to try to make that happen. A woman from our church was kind enough to let us use her space and horses.
Malia wasn't quite sure what to think of it, but she actually did it! I was so proud! I could tell there was a little fear mixed with her excitement, but she followed through. :)
Josie enjoyed petting the horses.
And they both enjoyed playing in the barn and in the water.
We are thankful for this compassionate, creative girl!