Monday, May 5, 2014

Raya is (almost) 5 years old! Cry with me...

I had a 3 part birthday photo shoot planned for Raya's birthday and we did parts 1 and 2 today, so I thought I'd share!

Here is everything you need to know about Miss Raya Marie---she's officially one whole hand!

Raya is extremely sweet. She's a people pleaser and very well behaved. She rarely causes us any trouble! She loves to help around the house. She loves to dote on Brielle. She's a little mother hen

She has done very well in preschool this past year. She has one really good friend, but she gets along with everyone (well, except she still doesn't like boys! haha) She loves to do art projects. She takes pride in her work and is SUPER excited to go to Kindergarten next year. She has learned so much this year and I can't wait to see what she learns next year!

Raya is ALL GIRL. She loves looking pretty. She loves shopping. She loves Barbies and baby dolls. She is a total Mama's girl.

Raya's favorite colors are pink and purple. She loves Frozen and anything princess. Her favorite food is icecream, or anything sweet--girl has a major sweet tooth like me haha. She still adores cousin Sawyer, but she plays really well with Harper nowadays too. She loves to to Grandma Donna's and Papa Dennis' house. She also loves going to Grandma and Grandpa H's house to play with Barbies and see the farm animals. She can ride her bike easily without training wheels and she's learning to jump rope.

Her favorite tv shows right now are Sheriff Callie's Wild West, Henry Hugglemonster, Wallykazam, Octonauts, Sophia the First, etc. Her favorite snack is Goldfish crackers or granola bars.

Raya still loves for me to sing "you are my sunshine" every night before bed. She has never had a bedtime and chooses to go to bed by 7:30/8pm every night. She is up by 6am though! She sleeps with her two owl lovies, her owl blanket, and rotates through her other stuffed animals every night. She still hates for anyone to lay in her bed with her haha. She's just really an easy kiddo!

This year has brought us some "sass" of course. Lee often says "oh my god, she sounds *just* like you Shawna" haha....she definitely "lectures" him at times ;-)

Raya, I am so happy to have been your mama for 5 full years now. Each day I swear you get smarter, sweeter, cuter, and more perfect for our family. Love you SO MUCH!

Can't wait to see what the next year brings---stay your sweet and sassy self! <3 

Love always, Mama


  1. Very sweet! Happy Birthday Raya!

  2. Happy Birthday Miss Raya!! Love all your photos!!

  3. what a gorgeous little doll she is! I remember feeling like 5 was a really big leap, too!! And then mine just turned 6.. waaaaaaaaah

  4. Happy 5th to Miss Raya! <3 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the headband!!!!


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