This is Layla. She was Mia's gift from Pop and Nana. They surprised her with her Saturday afternoon (after all the company left thank goodness!). She has always loved animals, and she is totally in love with this puppy. She even went out and spent her birthday money she got from her friends on shampoo, food, and toys. Pop, Nana, and Jeremy went to get Layla while all the kids were napping after lunch. Poor Jeremy, his birthday was Saturday, but it was kind of overshadowed by Mia's party and this "surprise". I think the dog is as much for him as it is for Mia though. He called right before they got home with her, and I woke Mia and Jackson up and told them to come downstairs. They came in with a big blue box with a purple bow on it and said "Happy Birthday". She could NOT believe it! Let me just say, it's harder to name a pet than it is a child. Everybody had suggestions, but she settled on Layla. How fitting her name is considering she's got us on our knees cleaning up after her. Everett calls her "hey gawg". So, while everyone else is at work and school, I am at home potty training. The things we do for our kids, huh!
Right after she opened the box