Kiyan’s 5th birthday is two weeks away! La La asks him if he wants to have a big party and he’s thrilled. “It’s gonna be a fun day!” says La. Total side-note, but are these two not the cutest?
One week later, La La hits Miami to shoot Queen Latifah’s web show “Out of Bounds,” a sports show “all about sports, but no balls.” La joins Holly Robinson Peete and Jenn Sterger as guests. La admires, respects and loves the Queen and is so excited to be there. After the taping, Queen Latifah asks La La to appear on Single Ladies, which she executive produces. With her mind set on transitioning from hosting to acting, La La is thrilled and she gladly accepts!
Back in NYC, La La tells Kiyan that she was called to film in Atlanta and asks if he’d like to move his party from NYC to ATL. As an added bonus half of La La’s family already lives in Atlanta! Kiyan willingly agrees, except he has one request…he’d like a pony at his party. La La agrees to show him “how important it is to me that he has a great birthday.”
The crew heads to Atlanta and stops by a studio where Kelly Rowland is busy working on her new record. La gives Kelly the rundown on Kiyan’s party and informs Kelly, Po and Dice that she will be planning the party all by herself. The ladies try to make La realize she’s already busy enough and offer their help, but La La makes it clear that she “doesn’t need anybody’s help!”
La La arrives at the Single Ladies set, ready to shoot and get on with planning the rest of the party. Unfortunately, production is running way behind schedule so in between staying focused on her scenes La La tries to finish planning Kiyan’s party, which is the next day! 11 hours later La La hits the set to shoot her scenes and when they wrap she’s off to buy birthday cake supplies.
By 1:35AM La La is back at her mom’s house and baking begins. After a whirlwind day and what seems to be little baking experience, La La begins to throw ingredients in a bowl without measuring them. Po and Dice come home and La makes them try the batter. The girls are not pleased with the results. La La attempts to bake it anyway, but the cake ends up more of a pudding.
Time is ticking by and they still have no cake, so at 2:30AM Kelly Rowland comes to save the day and helps La make the cake.
A couple hours later, it’s Kiyan’s party! Everything is perfect and in order and it’s a family affair. The pony arrives and Kiyan is one happy five year old.
Congrats La La, you’re busy week went without a hitch! A successful Single Ladies taping and a successful birthday party complete with pony! La La knows it’s not easy juggling being a mom and a career, but she would have it no other way.