**Happy Birthday Chayse**
Chayse turned 5 last Saturday.
(Man, I can't even remember turning 5 years old. I am getting old)
She is a great kid, and a most excellent mother to her son Kramer William!!
Uh, yeah... Kramer is still on some weird extended "permanent vacation" at my house. She comes over to visit her child periodically. (I'ma call DFACS on her lil' behind).
I sent her a birthday card in the mail.
She is a Dora the Explorer FANATIC. I bought the sticker set some 4 months ago, and I had to tare up my bedroom looking for them. There was NO way I was going to keep the stickers around (Besides, that wide-eyed monkey creature creeps me out a bit. He looks high or something.)
I also bought her 4 books. I don't have any wrapping paper, so I used scrapbooking paper. It seems to have worked just fine.
I even put her name on them.
I had to buy her some books that had BIG words and paragraphs and stuff. We've read together a few times, and she likes that type of stuff ("Don't help me with the words, Miss LadyLee, I can sound them out myself!!!"). So, uh, with her high reading level, I had to get some stuff for an 8 year old - Snow White, A princess book, a fairy book, and a Little Red Riding hood book.
I showed the books to her Daddy, our workgroup Super Hero Hen-Dog, and asked if I had to read them to see if there was anything inappropriate in them. He said "No, if there is, she will tell us."
He said she started reading her books right then at her birthday party.
Now that's a chick with a future. Put the toys down and read books!
So Chayse, Happy Birthday Chile. You alright with me.
I hope, no, I KNOW, that year #5 will bring great things!!