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Monday, July 23, 2007

Lil' diva turns five!

So the grand event finally took place, ashlyn turned five.!!!! I was a little worried that it would not live up to her four and three quaters year old expectations, but I was happily surprised. She decided to have a tinkerbell themed b-day after much debate about eactly what it was we would be doing for her. And with just moving to michigan it was a small party. But I decorated after she went to bed and when she woke up the next morning she was so excited to come into the living room and see everything decorated! it was a tinkerbell-polooza .She could not wait for her "guests" as she kept calling them to show up. Her party went great having only a few kids ended up working to my advantage. I was not stressed out, nor did I feel any need to impress because it was so low key. It could not have gone any better! Ashlyn has been bugging us endlessly to let her get her ears pierced...We were going to make her wait until she was eight and that could be her baptism present, but the more i thought about it i was like you have made this awesome commitment to the lord now let's go put holes in you ears! So I decided that now was a great time to let her do it. Aaron wasnt as convinced about the whole thing...but finally he got sick of me bugging him and gave in. Sooo after her party we surprised her and took her to her favorite pre-teen, glitter enfesited, jewel wearing, diva mecca Libby Lu... and she picked out some cute little earrings and I started getting nervous...yeah me! not her she was as cool as a cucumber! I kept telling her not to feel pressured and that if she got scared we could do it another time. My hands were sweating, i felt sick to my stomach, and here is ashlyn hops right into the little chair and grabs my hand and tells me " it is ok mom i want to do this!" So with and poke and punch...she now has her ears pierced and I must admit it is the cutest thing i have EVER seen. And I excpected at least a few tears Heck i was crying...but nope nothing! She smiled and said am I done? She went and picked out a few pairs of earrings for when she can change them. and was on her way! So my conclusion to this whole ordeal is that my baby really IS growing up and it is very bitter sweet. It is sad on one hand to watch her grow, but on the other it is really cool to be there as she does!