Chloe turned 5 back in February, when we were in the middle of our kitchen remodel. As you can see, our fridge is in the hallway and our t.v. cabinet is blocking the pony wall. She wanted a penguin-themed birthday party with friends, and she talked about it for a good 6 months. I totally thought we'd do it as soon as we had our kitchen functioning again, but it ended up taking forever and we never got around to having the party. I felt kind of bad about that, but we did have our own little family party with presents and cake!
Here's another view of our gutted kitchen. It was at this stage for awhile! Chloe was so easy to shop for. She loves everything crafty and girly.
We were glad to get a few more rainy days in the season for her new rain boots.
Strawberry cake is her favorite. We'll be sure to have a bigger to-do next year, Chloe!
Chloe's favorite color is still pink, but now she also really likes blue and purple. Thank goodness!
Chloe loves her bunny, Gus Gus, and he is very patient with all the attention.
Chloe is such a joy for me! We just hang out together every day while the boys are in school. She is happy, inquisitive, helpful, and fun. She is very social and loves to go to preschool 3 mornings/week. Her teachers tell me she is one of the easiest students because she's so easy-going. I never thought I would hear that about her when she was going through her terrible 2's-3's! I love this age!
She is usually great about letting me take pictures of her, but if she's not in the mood, then forget it. She's not THAT easy-going. I think she's so pretty!
She is a tough cookie! She likes hiking, camping and climbing rocks. In fact she's constantly climbing, and recently she's been telling me wants to be a rock climber when she grows up. Last month it was a tree climber and before that a farmer. Not your typical "princess" answers! She likes Disney princesses okay, but she's not obsessed.
Chloe loves soft, cuddly things, like her fuzzy blanket and of course her bunny. Her favorite activities are playing at the park, reading books, swinging, climbing trees and going to the beach. Currently her favorite show is Ask the StoryBots. It changes weekly.
Her favorite restaurant is Wendy's. She likes to walk there and buy chicken nuggets whenever our car is at the tire shop. Overall she's great about running errands with me, but I know she'd much rather play at home, so I try to get all the boring stuff done while she's at school.
She loves to help me cook and bake! She's especially good at stirring. She always tells me, "When I'm a mom,..." and then tells me what she will make, do, wear, etc. Of course most my boys liked helping me in the kitchen too, but she relates everything to when she's a mom. "When I'm a mom, I will make cookies for my kids. When I'm a mom, I will wear make-up and earrings. When I'm a mom, I will put on pretty clothes and go on dates. When I'm a mom, I will read books to my kids before bed." It's so cute. She really is a little mom-in-training.
She loves it when we visit the boys for lunch! They are her best friends. Lest you think she is a perfect little angel, she completely changes when the boys come home! She tends to get a tad bossy, cranky, and screechy when she doesn't get her way. I will miss all our sweet one-on-one time together next year when she starts all-day kindergarten!!!
She is just a happy, content little girl. Although she was bummed she couldn't go camping with the boys for their annual fathers and sons camp out, she cheered right up when I told her she could choose a restaurant for dinner. Of course she chose Wendy's. Then we went home and watched her favorite movie at the time, Sahara. The next day we went clothes shopping and played at the pirate park at the beach. We love our girl time!