Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thankful Thursdays - Ayla

Today I am thankful for my little Ayla girl. March 17 was my due date with Ayla, but thankfully for mommy, she was born 2 days early. Happy 5th birthday, sweet girl!

Ayla has always been a physically active girl. As a baby, she would kick one leg the whole time she was nursing. She crawled at 6 months and then walked at 9 months. At 13 months I found her in a windowsill in our living room. In fact, her 1 year old class Sunday School teachers nicknamed her "kamikaze" for a very good reason. At the park, other parents would frequently comment on how extremely active she is. Now, she has been riding a Razor scooter for over a year and enjoys doing "tricks" on it. Her most recent physical accomplishment is learning to ride her bike. It took her under 5 minutes to learn (including starting and stopping on her own)! I am thankful for my squirmin' wormin', my crazy girl.


Being physically active has never stopped Ayla from loving all things sparkly and pretty. She is just as happy playing dress up as she is riding her bike. For Christmas of 2009 she received a box of dress up clothes and I wish I could show you a video of how frantically she changed outfits. It looked like she was in some sort of world record outfit changing competition. What is a beautiful outfit without high heels? She loves the click clack sound of high heels (real or dress up) as she prances around the house. For such a physically active girl, it never ceases to amaze me that she enjoys getting a manicure or pedicure with grandma and will sit completely still for it! I am thankful for my little princess.

Ayla loves to help in the kitchen. She sits on the counter while I cook, suggesting spices or ingredients to add and stirring for me. I am thankful for my kitchen assistant.

Ayla is my snuggly girl. This girl could not survive without her daily dose of snuggles and "skin" time. I am thankful for my snuggle bug.

Come join me (and my friends at Adventures Of Raising A Baby In The City )! Every almost every Thursday, I will post something for which I am thankful, and I would love it if you participate as well. It is medicine for the soul to give thanks and, when practiced regularly, results in contentment. It can be anything: silly, personal, or blog related. Just take a moment to give thanks!


  1. Aww Happy Birthday Ayla. Can't believe how big she is! I love the photo in the middle with the tutu. Is that one of the tutus they had at Costco? I was looking at them thinking they were just wonderful and I wished they had them in my size ; )

  2. Yes, that was one of the Costo skirts/tutus. She just loves it!