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May 2014 - 5th Anniversary, May birthdays, and California beaches

May is always a big month for us and this year was no different.  We celebrated our 5-year anniversary, Alexa's 3rd birthday, Auntie Lissa's birthday, Kyle's birthday, a trip to California, plus the beginning of warm weather and sprinklers!  I surprised Kyle with an anniversary weekend at Sundance Resort, which was absolutely beautiful.  A BIG thank you to Casey and Jess for watching the kids!  We had a great little cabin up at Sundance and only locked ourselves out in the middle of the night (up on a mountain by ourselves) once.

Chocolate engraved anniversary note
and dessert from the Tree Room. 

Alexa had a blast on her birthday.  She requested sprinkle pancakes for breakfast before I went to work and the two of us went out for lunch and pedicures.  She got three fish for her birthday--Sparkles, Nemo, and "fishie."  Tyler is a big fan of that gift.


We had her birthday party at the park next to our house.  The menu was flower shaped fruit, star grilled cheese sandwiches, veggie sticks, grapes on a stick, and pink juice.  I tried my hand at icing roses for the first time and loved how her cake turned out.  Our friend Rachel did face painting and we played musical Twister. All of the kids joined in to open presents!

Next was Auntie Lissa's birthday.  She had an amazing Harry Potter birthday party.  We dressed up as Hagrid, Aragog the spider, Buckbeak the Hippogriff, Norbert the dragon, and Fluffy the three-headed dog.

Kyle's big surprise birthday gift was sky diving with Mike.  One thing crossed off his bucket list!  We also made sure to have our annual May birthday lunch at Benihana's with Kathi, Don, and Granny.  It was Granny's first time to actually agree to come with us.

We finished off the month with a quick trip to California.  Marmie and Grandpa's house had some water damage, so we went to help rip out flooring on their main level.  Tyler loved carrying around his rubber mallet to help.  We of course made time to run to the beach before we had to head back home!


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