Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Taya!

Taya turned 3 on September 1st! Crazy she's that old already! The morning began like this...

"Taya, do you know what today is?"
(Thinks about it for a second) "It's Taya's Happy Birthday!!" (in a high pitched singing)
"Yes, now." :)

She had such a fun day! She opened a couple presents in the morning, then Daddy came home and we showed her the new trampoline the grandparents pitched in to buy her! Can you imagine her excitement!? Well, probably not, but let me just tell you she asks me, literally, every single day if she can go over to our neighbors to jump on their "trampeen" so the money spent was TOTALLY worth it! She jumped ALL morning and ALL afternoon, then ALL during her party. She didn't even want to stop to eat cake or open presents! (so thank you grandma's and grandpa's!!!)

She was so cute all day, she thanked me for everything I did for her! She saw me making her cake and said, "That Taya's burtday cake? Ahhh... that's so sweet, Mommy, thank you."

This was right after she saw the "trampeen". Can you tell how happy she is? :) ...
I don't know why, but this picture cracks me up! Taya's face is hilarious! And poor Dodger! ...
This was at her little Birthday party. Everyone was trying to get her to smile with her eyes open, and after the 2nd picture it ended up hilarious...
Genna & Taya...
Cole, Jace & Taya...
(Don't you love how Taya's leaning into Jace? Looks like they're going to prom :) )

I had such a hard time getting her to bed that night, every time I turned my back she was on her new bike or playing with a different toy! The night ended with prayers, which I wrote down in her journal because I thought they were so cute. They went like this: "Dear Henny Fadder, thank you dis day, thank you trampeen, thank you famy, thank you friends... otsa friends... 1, 2, free, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, ... amen."Apparently she loves her 10 friends :). When I left her room we could still hear her from downstairs singing "Happy Birthday" to herself at 10pm! Haha!

A few things about Taya:

-Taya is such a sweet girl, she's constantly telling me "good job, Mommy", "good girl, Mommy", "you did it, Mommy" and gives me so much encouragement!

-Sometimes she is nice to her brother and makes him laugh hystarically, it's adorable.

-Every night before bed Taya says "scratch my back, Mommy". She LOVES anything scratched and tickled and hates it when we stop.

-Whenever she leaves the room and leaves things behind she says "don't eat Taya's food, Mommy" or "don't touch Taya's ___, Taya be right back". Apparently she thinks I steal her things!"

-Yes, she still talks in third person. We like it though, so maybe we won't try that hard to fix it :)

-She LOVES stories at bedtime and wants "just ooonnneee mmooorree story" every single night!

-She's started asking anyone, anywhere "What's or name?" :)

Happy Birthday Monkey, we love you!


Jami said...

That trampoline picture and the one by the cake crack me up!

Ryan + Jess said...

Looks like a super fun day! Mady loves trampolines, too - they definitely need to get together and play :)

So good to see you and your adorable kids on Saturday.

Krista said...

You have me crying. She is really a precious little girl. Dad and I were thinking about the day she was born and it doesn't seem that long ago. What a sweet little happy birthday girl a d what a sweet mommy she has.

Andrew and Jenna said...

LOVE this post! I smiled and laughed through the entire thing. The picture of Cole, Jace, and Tay is so cute. I love everything about that little girl!

Rach and Clark said...

awww, she's so cute! We need to have you guys over soon! The weather is cooling down, hence our house is not a sauna anymore! I'll talk to Clark and give you a call soon!

Brian and Carly said...

What a fun birthday! She is the cutest ever with such awesome personality.