Thursday, March 2, 2017

Shiloh's BIRTHday celebrations!

We had been counting down this day for sometime!  Shiloh's BIRTHday, complete with cinnamon roll candle for breakfast!
She adored the simple decorations I was able to put up the night before and the attention of being sung too.
I was able to come to her class to bring their snack for the day, homemade power bars that we made together!
Then Poppy came by and surprised them with a Frosty!
Her requested dinner: "Pizza", kale chips, cucumbers and strawberries.
After I read her birth story to her, it was time to open presents!
Zoe read her the cards, 
and was excited about the one that she gave her.
Zoe was beyond trilled for Shiloh to open her gift that she had bought her, a cute little light!  (When asked later that night about her favorite present, this was it!)
We had a couple of other random surprise that were a hit!
With perfect timing, a friend was giving away their hermit crabs and the girls couldn't be more thrilled in getting their own pets!
Grandma and Grandpa's singing frozen card was captivating!
Our big surprise (for all the kids) was a lemonade stand that was hiding at the roaster.  They had been talking about having a stand to sell lemonade (and coffee) for awhile now.
Beach's entrepreneurship spirit wanted to fulfill their dreams and found this adorable stand that would get some more love in this family!
Afterwords there was much discussion on the best way to proceed with the stand and what they needed.
The girls were so adorable in thinking through all the details.
It was a special day indeed celebrating our adorable middle!
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 We didn't have an official party (we are taking a trip again for all the kids birthdays) but did have treats and presents during our weekly visit to my parent's house.
  
Shiloh helped Aunt Lauren and Uncle William make the cupcakes earlier that day!
  I would say Ezra was a fan as well!
  
  Presents and card reading!
 Clearly dad was having a good time (I wonder where I get my animation from)!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SHILOH 5 Alive

My Dearest Shiloh, 
This year has been so wonderful in seeing you grow!  
My little one, your mind is so creative and I can often see those wheels churning. As you have developed I have seen more of your daddy's characteristics coming out in your ability to envision things and then come up with amazing ways to make them happen.  
You are so friendly and always ready to give a compliment to someone, no matter their age or if you know them, but seeing something positive in others is second nature to you and it just flows out.   "Mom, I'm telling the world 'I love you'".
You love being a little "mommy" and taking charge.  This can be a good thing when your are nurturing to others, including your brother who will let you "read" to him.
You equally adore your big sister BFF and your minds take you on amazing adventures!
You still cannot seem to get enough hugs and snuggles from me, although I do try my best!   Physical touch will always be on the top of your love languages!

You don't nap that often but will occasionally fall asleep snuggling with ya mama!
Or other strange places if your body wears out...
You are an amazing creative artist, and truly have embraced that title in the identity of yourself.  Creating new work pretty much everyday, you can't seem to wait to get things out.  Decorating seems to pour out of you, and our Christmas decorations seem to inspire this even more, as I will often find things tapped around the house.  
You want to share your work, though, and many times bring something to give wherever we are going, as you want to share in your creation.  
You love to cook with me still from time to time, using your own "knife" and doing whatever you can get your hands into.  
Your silly nature still keeps me on my toes, often not knowing what to expect and can bring a lot of giggles (amongst other things).  You busy hands just need to touch everything wherever we find ourselves.
"Look, I'm a robot!"
Your independent spirit leads you to have little fear but is ready to get things done!  

This means, although you enjoy trying new things, like dance, you don't want to stick with it (at least not yet), as I guess the structure is to binding on your creative soul (not to mention that you don't like sweaty feet).
You have a great love of animals, and so enjoy any chance to get to be around them!
I'm happy that you have seemed to do well in your first experiences of school this year (two mornings a week).  
Although in the past crowds seem to be to overstimulating for you, your smaller class has been great in helping you to adjust to a new scenario, one that you were really excited about and fortunately has served you well! (Your class picture proofs....yes we didn't order them.)
You are so beautiful from the inside out and I am so blessed to be able to be your mommy!  I KNOW the Lord has amazing, out of the box, plans for your life and I can't see what will come of it!