Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy B Mya Day!

 This is a few days late, but my B turned 3 last Sunday!
The festivities started a week early - we took the last Friday of my maternity leave and took the older girls swimming for Mya's birthday.
We went out to the new rec center in Herriman, because they have a super fun kid area that the kids LOVED {sorry, no pics}.  Afterwards, we decided to run to the splash park out there, which was perfect.  Mya was hilarious - doesn't really like to be "splashed", just like her mama :) 

Sadly, this pic was taken as Bryan was discovering she had just pooped herself.  To stop myself from crying, I'm not going to talk about Mya and poop right now.  This is a happy post.

This is a terrible picture, I know.
Anyway, we decided that the very best way to celebrate Mya's actual birthday would be for her to wake up in her most favorite place on the planet...
Filled with one of her most favorite things.....
We spent the night before blowing up about 50 balloons for her to discover in the morning.
And, of course, she loved it

Then that evening, we went to dinner at Bryan's mom's house where we had Coldstone ice cream cake & cupcakes - ps, if you've never had a Coldstone ice cream cupcake, you seriously need to.  Seriously.
Every time anybody asked Mya how old she was, she would say "Um, I want a cupcake".  Weeeellll, I'm not sure why she kept saying that {and is still saying that}, but it's hilarious.

She got some AWESOME presents from everyone featuring her favorites - Ariel, Rapunzel, new pj's, a "concuter" {computer}.....she is still in heaven.

I know I talk a lot about how difficult Mya is.  Because, let's be honest, she really is.  She has been a trial from the beginning - always switching things up and keeping us on our toes.  She is so, so, SO stubborn, and I like to believe that it's because there is going to come a time when she needs to know who Mya Kinyon is.  And she will never be a follower, she will be a leader.
Here are some things I love about this kid:
Those cheeks.  I might cry someday if they shrink.
Her eyes - it's very interesting, because they are still blue, but they are becoming a very grayish blue, not the bright blue that they used to be, and Lo's are.  They are absolutely gorgeous, and when they fill with tears, it breaks my heart.
The "Brain Ninja".  This is hard to explain, but when she wants you to do something or agree with her, she stares into your soul and tilts her head forward and says what she wants very quietly and earnestly.
If she's concentrating really hard on something, like a puzzle, she will repeat everything other people in the room say.  And you can totally tell she's not actually paying attention or even realizing what she's saying.
Her hair.  Oh, that poor kid's hair.
She loves anything orange - including oranges.  She would eat 6 a day if I let her.
I think she may have the cutest kid bum in the world.  Really.
She pretends to tie her shoes while you are tying them for her.
She says "pwetty pwease wif a chewwy on pop".  I think I make her say it at least 15 times a day.
She LOVES Michael Jackson, and loves to dance.  Her moves are amazing.

This list could go on and on and on.
I love this kid, she makes my every day interesting and I love her for it.


Lindsay said...

I love this post about Mya. It's so interesting how different each little person starts out and becomes. I LOVE the brain ninja, and Bryan being beat to death with balloons while trying to nap (?), and that you have written down the sweet uniqueness of your little girl. I keep finding that so many things that are everyday occurances start going away and then get forgotten altogether. But not when they're written down! Such a good mom. :)

The Byers Family said...

I love that you've written down what you love about B Mya, I love that we still call her B and I love that she's just so dang funny! It made me laugh to read the brain ninja because I can see her doing it right now! And repeating everything everyone else is saying while she does the puzzle is oh so true and oh so cute! I love her to pieces and since she isn't right here right now you'll have to squeeze her for me and give those big cheeks a little kiss!