Launa turns 5

Launa turned 5 on Monday, March 16. Papa & Grandma surprised her by picking her up before nap time from preschool. (Something she wants grandma to do everyday because she hates taking naps) We took her to Toys R Us to pick out her own birthday presents. (Notice the 's' after present) She started pointing out everything as soon as we entered the store but we directed her to certain aisles and she actually did very well. It didn't take long at all.
After picking out a game and an arts and craft thing she kept going back to MoonSand. Have you heard of it? It's messy and awful. Give me playdoh any day. I told Glenn that Erika would not be happy if we got it for Launa. Didn't matter. It was Launa's birthday and that's what she wanted. Plus she has papa wrapped around her finger. Ha! We walked out with 3 presents and a birthday balloon from the checker.

As we were leaving Launa saw one of those money sucking machines with the claw to try and get a stuffed animal. "Can we try it?" "Of course, it's your birthday."
Papa tried first but couldn't get anything.
"Can we try again?" "Sure, it's your birthday. Why don't you do it this time, Launa?"
Sure enough she got the animal. Her reasoning- "I'm 5 now."
That evening we went to Chuck E Cheese. Lots of family and friends were there. The kids had fun running around playing.
Launa and Mama
Launa with Papa and Grandma
Even big brother Anthony and his friends had fun.
Everything was great until Chuck E Cheese made his appearance to sing Happy Birthday. Launa freaked. Guess wanting her birthday there was all about the games and pizza cause it definitely wasn't about Chuck E Cheese.
Happy Birthday Launa!


Grease is the Word!

On Saturday Erika, Launa & I went to the Pantages with Erika's best friend Shannon, her daughter Ashlynn and mom Lisa to see Grease. We had a lot of fun. I don't think Launa or Ashlynn completely understood the play but they had so much fun watching the singing and dancing. I have to say I did too.
Notice my 'pink lady' outfit. Ha!
One of the big draws for this production was Taylor Hicks playing Teen Angel. He, of course, did a great job. He also sang an encore at the end of Grease from his CD. That was a treat. I don't want to take away from the other actors/singers though because they did an excellent performance too.
By the time we headed home the girls were worn out.



Launa has had that cold, cough, fever that has been going around. Instead of going to preschool she's been staying with grandma. What's the best thing to make a little one feel better? Popsicles!
Even feeling sick she's so cute!
Anthony finished his project in wood shop at school. A 2 drawer nightstand.
He did a great job. It looks professional to me. He's going to use it in his bedroom.