I haven't written for a while because we have been so busy getting our house like we like it and getting the kids settled in school. Last week, though, Annalisa celebrated a milestone in her life....she turned 5 and she is already counting the days to when she will be 10! To celebrate her birthday, Ben took her to a place called Amazing Jakes on a day that she wasn't in school. He really enjoys spending time with her....just dad and daughter....and they get along really well! She definitely felt special because her boys have been wanting to go to Amazing Jakes also. It is way bigger than Chuck E. Cheese....and way more expensive! Apparently there is an indoor miniature golf course, a train, go-carts, bumper cars, and a roller coaster....not to mention all of the video games and the climbing wall. WOW! After they went there, they spent some time at the library--one of my kids FAVORITE places to go, and then they had a photo shoot at the house for her 5 year portrait. You can definitely tell that she has been around a camera her whole life, and she loves to pose! On her actual birthday we all celebrated by eating at a place called Fatburger which has to take the place of What-A-Burger because they don't have those here, then we got scoops of ice cream at Maggie Moo's. All in all it was a great day and Annalisa enjoyed all of the phone calls she received from family and friends....although at one point she wanted to play with her toys and asked me if they could all stop calling her on the same day and "call tomorrow!" I have added some of the photos from her photo shoot for you to enjoy!