Saturday, December 19, 2009


She's 5. Five years old.

How did that happen? Where has the time gone? Have I really been a mom for that long? Holy cow.

Yes, Payton officially turned 5 yesterday. We had a busy, busy day. First we went to school. I stayed and helped in her class for the morning and brought cupcakes for my birthday girl. It was so fun to see how excited Payton was to finally be 5, to be the birthday girl in her class and to have her mama there with her. I love these special times with my girls...the one-on-one, no interruptions from other kids times. After school we went home for the afternoon where she got to open a couple presents, then it was out for dinner with the family. The best part for her was standing on her chair while the waiters and waitresses sang to her...she loved it! Then we went to see "The Princess and the Frog" at the movie was a jam-packed day and Payton was just in heaven. It was so nice to spoil her for a day and just have everything be about her. (a little hard for Gabby, though...I ended up going downstairs and pulling a little present from her Christmas stash so she could have something to open, too. It's hard to understand what "July" means when you're 3 and just wanting it to be your birthday, too!)

So, Happy Birthday Payton Isabella! We love you so much and just couldn't live without you!!!

Love, Mommy, Daddy, Gabbs & KK


niki said...

happy birthday again to the little princess!! molly asked about her all day long! wish we were able to be with you all. loves, nik

diane said...

Ah sounds like a cherished memory for sure! 5 is a fun age ... she looks so grown up and ofcourse beautiful, too! Birthday greetings!