Alayna turned 4 on Saturday. She was so excited to be the same age as some of her other friends. She is such a sweet little girl with so much energy. Being the middle child she is too little to do what Ashtyn does, but too big to get the kind of attention Jacob gets. Right now she loves the little mermaid and anything Ariel. So for her birthday she wanted an under the sea party with all her friends dressed up as princesses. When I was little I remember my birthday parties being fabulous (thanks to my mom) I always knew when I had kids I would love making their birthdays special too. When we asked Alayna what she wanted for her birthday, she could not come up with one thing. She just hummed and hawed. She did however have grand plans for her party. Each room of the house was going to be different princess room. Her room would be snow white. Our bedroom would be sleeping beauty, the play room would be cinderella etc... She even had planned what friend would be what princess. It was funny to listen to her tell me for weeks how she had it in her mind. In the end we decorated the family room to look like they were under the sea (bubble maker included) and everyone came as the princess they wanted and she had a fun party. I hope she remembers her b-days to be special days. With our crazy schedule and busy days a lot gets turned into "that will have to do" mode. So by the end of our triathlon day, after birthday party, spring red/white football game, BBQ, build a bear and a movie I hope she knew this was her special day. Her day to turn 4, that much closer to getting to do what Ashtyn does, but still getting lots of attention like Jacob gets. Happy Birthday Alayna!