I realize that Rylie's birthday was over a week ago, but you didn't really think I was done posting about it yet, did you? I have to tell you about my big mom fail with regards to the gifts. Well, it wasn't entirely my fault...
Ahhh the birthday presents! The best part of the birthday, right? Well, for Rylie, that hasn't been the case over the last couple of years. In fact, it usually took a few days to open all of her presents, because she just didn't seem to care. Perhaps 4 is the age, though, that kids really get into presents, because Rylie was definitely excited about her presents this year.
When we got home from her birthday party she immediately wanted to open her presents, so we got them all out of the car and brought them all out into the family room. I was lucky enough to get this picture before the madness ensued...
Now, I like for the gift opening to happen slowly and calmly so that I can write down who got her what in order to send out thoughtful thank you cards. Unfortunately, when the party hosts took her gifts out to the car, many of the cards fell off the packages, so I was already annoyed that I wasn't going to be able to properly thank everyone for each gift. Little did I know at that time I wouldn't be able to properly thank anyone!
The gift opening started relatively calm. She opened one present, and then two...
...and then that is when it got nuts. Once she took some presents out of a bag, she apparently realized how quickly she could get everything out of the other bags. She had the contents of each bag out before we could even grab the cards to see who they were from. She was so engrossed in her gift opening that she didn't even care that her brother was helping her.
She was like a little Tasmanian devil! I mean just look at her with the crazed look in her eyes!
By this time, my list was long gone. I gave up. There was no way I could keep up with her, and I decided that rather than stress myself out by trying, and ruin her fun, I just enjoyed watching her tear through all of her gifts. She was quite the happy little girl when it was all said and done.
So no, I really have no idea who got her what. And as much as I would like to send out personalized thank you cards and thank everyone for the thoughtful gifts, it just isn't going to happen. I did, however, order some super cute photo thank you cards today, so at least I will be sending something out, which is more than I did for Bryce's party. That's a different story for a different day, though.
I can't forget to show you her "big" present from Mama and Uncle Danny. She actually got this adorable little bicycle the night before her birthday.
I guess that is it for the birthday posts, and time to close out yet another chapter of Rylie's life. I can't wait to see what year 5 is going to bring!
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