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We woke her up today with a beautifully sung rendition of Happy Birthday to You...
She was exercising her right to be a birthday DIVA this morning and didn't cooperate too well for a photoshoot in her birthday shirt. Oh well!
|Lee decided to take the afternoon off so that we could go boating on the lake for the first time this year!|
|Raya was trying to be sweet and hold Brielle's hand....|
|And now Brielle is being the diva!|
Boating was fun, but we are definitely at least another 2 years away from *relaxing* boating trips as a family---and that's if we don't have a 3rd baby! Raya did pretty well as long as we kept feeding her snacks, but Brielle is at that tough age of hating her lifejacket, being bored just sitting on a boat, wanting to get into everything, etc. I think we'll be leaving the kids with Grandma and Grandpa in the future haha. If Raya was our youngest it wouldn't have been too bad though, because she did pretty well. ...so there's light at the end of the tunnel!
|Raya was cheering as we left the dock!|
|Haha..poor Brielle was like a little stuffed sausage in her lifejacket!|
|Still working on putting up 3 fingers haha|
|Raya loved driving the boat!|
|Can you tell both girls wanted DOWN!?|
|I made sure to bring ring pops---my new secret weapon|
|Love my little birthday girl!|
|She would fish for about 3 minutes and then get bored...but would want to fish again after eating her snack lol|
|Fishing off the back of the boat- See daddy, we don't need any stinkin' boys!! :-)|
|Switched Brielle to a different lifejacket, hoping it might be more comfy.|
We managed to stay on the boat about 1.5 hours, which was actually better than I expected! We played in the grass while daddy got the boat all packed up again...
|Love this one|
|Dirtball---sign of a good boating trip!|
|Crooked glasses = long day of boating!|
|Ahhhhh - dorable :-)|
After boating we had to stop and get Raya a cake. Even though I'm making cupcakes for her party tomorrow she couldn't fathom not having a birthday cake today haha. I took her to the grocery store to get a generic sheet cake and she screamed "I SEE THE CAKES!!!!" and then we she made it to the cooler she said "I want this one...no this one....no this one" until she picked the perfect cake :-)
|She loves being sung to haha|
|Don't mind if I do! :-)|
|Her tanktop straps need to be shortened lol|
|Her first glimpse....|
|Giving it a good lookover|
|Big girl on her big bike!|
|Guess this old thing is mine now....|
|Miss Raya, you told me multiple times "I had a fun day Mama!" and that makes me so happy! Can't wait to celebrate many more birthdays with you. Love you baby girl!|