Sunday, February 19, 2017
From an ornery little toddler that could throw a fit for half an hour to the sweetest, smartest little lady I know! Around four and half years old, Tessa surprised us all and began reading paragraphs! Everywhere we went, she would read the signs, she could spell most any word she had read and we had no idea where she figured it out! Must have been all of the computer play she did starting at three years old, I don't know! So proud of the little lady this girl is becoming! While many of the kids at her school are going in one direction, Tessa is focused on doing well in school and being a good friend.. I love her to pieces and I'm so thankful God chose her to be the big sis in our family!
This girl can't help but make you smile. She is so full of joy and one of the happiest people I know! Little petite Lyla who loves to sing, dance, twirl, cartwheel, and perform... I can probably count on one hand the number of times she has been in trouble in her life and when she has, she rarely needs discipline... she will cry her little eyes out if she thinks she is to blame for something or if she accidentally did something to hurt someone. Sometimes middle children get lost in the mix, but I don't ever think that could happen with this girl. She is so pleasant to be around and we love our time with her:) ...Can't imagine life without her!
Friday, February 17, 2017
Lyla lost her first tooth! She waited a long time for this day:) January of her first grade year and almost seven years old. I went to school after lunch to help in her class and she told me her tooth was loose! That was news to me and later that day, she had wiggled it enough it was ready to come out! She said she loosened it on a chip at lunch:)! Any case, one tooth down!
First grade and 101 days of school in! Lyla loves her class and loves school! She is becoming a better reader everyday and has grown so much this year! Still the happiest sweetest 6 year old you'll ever meet! She is so good and honest and pure hearted. She is total joy!
We had such a great trip to Disney world!! We went in February overt birthday week! Mimi and PawPaw came along and we stayed at shades of green. This was our fourth time to take Tessa and Lyla and Violet's second time. The girls did so awesome! They woke at 7 every day and were up until between 9 and 10 at night! They were wiped by the end of the day but never complained! We came back each afternoon to 'rest' but not much resting happened! Swimming and playing outside the patio of our room chasing turkeys and other birds :) the girls did so great and wanted to ride most everything! Lyla rode tower of terror, Everest, and Tessa and Lyla both rode space mountain and loved it. Tessa sat TT and Everest out as she rode them last trip and didn't care for them. Lyla didn't complain, but didn't love tower of terror and said Everest was pretty intense! I would have to agree:) Violet wanted to get on every ride but her height held her back a bit. She did however love the mine train and thunder Mtn railroad. She rode all she could and had so much fun! We met a lot of characters and ate yummy food. Some of Our favorites were ghiradelli, prime time cafe at Hollywood Studios and be our guest. The girls got a kick out of the bird at Epcot who snatched Lyla's chicken out of the basket! As always the girls loved pool time. We swam at the Polynesian and had a few dole whips while there! It was a great vacation and lots of memories were made!!