Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Rose Birthday Party!

Many months ago, G asked for a "Rose Birthday Party". I asked her exactly what she meant and she replied, "It means you wear a Rose Party Dress and eat Rose Cake." So, we celebrated with roses, dresses, cake and friends. It was actually a really fun party theme and not as complicated as I'd feared!

Relay Race: Find the butterflies in the rose petal basket.

Balloon Game!
M loved this game and entertained us with many giggles!

Flower bouquets from the garden!
(the peonies made our home smell garden fresh)

Rose Dress. Rose Cake.

Happy Birthday Sweetie!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tota Blues!

Click the link below!
This kiddo will sing you the

He speaks to G's soul.  She can't watch this often enough!  :)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Book: Cracking Up

New Favorite!

Cracking Up: A postpartum faith crisis
Kimberlee Conway Ireton

If you've ever worried about your kids or ANYTHING for that matter.... READ IT!
She's funny.  She's honest.  You'll laugh.  You'll cry.
You'll find Grace.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Adventures With Chippy & Stripey!

Chippy and Stripey are classroom stuffies. The kids take turns bringing the animals home and writing about the various adventures they share. Last week we had Chippy and Stripey on various evenings. So, here are some adventures.....

Chippy at soccer practice with 3 other classmates.

Chippy's breakfast.

Stripey running in the sprinklers on our 86 degree day!
(whoot! whoot!  summer teaser!)

Stripey playing with a sweet baby!

Stripey playing Dress Up.

When they return the stuffie, they get to sit in the "Author's Chair" and share their adventures with the class.  She said the photo of Stripey dressed up was followed by loud laughter.  "They loved that one best, mom!"

PS I want to go back to Kindergarten!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

EASY Birthday Cupcakes!

Knowing we would have a newborn during spring birthdays, I began to think of EASY birthday ideas!  So, when we decided on a "Crafternoon" for CC's party, I knew exactly what we would do for a birthday dessert:
Decorate Your Own Birthday Cupcakes! 
(truly brilliant)

The girls LOVED creating their own "mini cakes"!
A quote, "That was the BEST cupcake I ever ate!  Oh Wait!  Of course it was, I made it!"
PS The umbrellas were a must-have!