A Half birthday, fall pics, and slugs equal a great day!

Today my baby is officially 5 and 1/2. Last year we decided we would celebrate her half birthdays. Nothing big, just a simple cupcake and song, but it makes us all smile. 

This afternoon the sun peeked out from behind the clouds and we headed out to play and to let me snap some fall pics on her adorable sweater dress (which I picked up from a thrift store in Anchorage on our last trip)

She is growing so fast. I look back at pictures from a year ago and she has changed so much. It is amazing. I am so blessed.

 What outside play for my daughter would be complete without turning over stones to find snails, slugs, and worms. "Come on mom, you can touch them. They won't hurt you....just wash your hands afterwards. That slimy trail they leave behind is perfectly normal." LOL

Well at least one of us thinks they are cool!

 These slugs along with 3 of their buddies and a worm are now safe and sound outside in a nice little habitat A created for them.
 After dinner....a half birthday treat.


the first thing I noticed about your dd is her hair, she has a beautiful head of hair.

You live in a beautiful part of the world,

Gill in Canada, via PH