Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My 5 year old - Hannah

Hannah likes the smell of:: yummy soap, princess body wash, cookies in the oven, and flowers
Hannah likes the taste of:: cookies, muffins, brownies, lemons, meatballs, and soda
Hannah likes the sight of:: butterflies, Christmas trees, stars, crayons, snow, animals, grandma on the    computer and glitter.
Hannah likes to hear:: bee's buzzing, the oven, Taylor Swift, birds and mommy reading
Hannah likes the feel of:: fur, blankets, warm fire, kittens, and grass.

Hannah had a great birthday.  We went to my brother and sister in laws house and had a party.  We ate a Tangled birthday cake.  And saw the movie Tangled.  I was a great birthday.  Hannah can't get over the fact how big she is now.  5 years old.....a whole new world.  Not a toddler any more, a big girl.  We love you Hannah.  xoxox

Monday, November 22, 2010

one FANCY birthday party!

It is nearly impossible to not fall in love with the wonderfully written Fancy Nancy series, and after reading it you may find it hard to resist the urge to add a little more extravagance to your life. For Hannah's 5th Birthday Party we decided that the most spectacular way to celebrate was dolling up and going Fancy Nancy Style. 
Our party consisted of a lot of fuchsia (a fancy word for purple) and exquisite (a fancy word for fancy) ensembles. I had so much fun planning for her party. We picked out lots of pink and purple Ribbon, Streamers, balloons, flowers, fingernail polish, fancy food and Pink Cupcakes. As all our little Fancy Nancy's arrived we decorated party bags with sparely stickers and markers. Next we went to Charm School, where they learned to curtsy, to walk with proper posture with books on their heads, to drink with their pinkie fingers lifted and learned some fancy vocabulary and French words. Then we escorted them into the Ooh La La Salon for their glitter hair, sparkly eyes, finger nail polish and lip gloss.  And of course you can't go to a tea party with out Accessories!!  They all got long gloves, mini tiaras and necklaces, so Posh!   Then the girls were escorted to the pink and fuchsia tea party!  They were all dolled up and we enjoyed a very fancy luncheon of flower and bunny shaped sandwiches, fruit and yogurt Parfaits with fancy umbrellas, carrots and olives with frilly toothpicks.  We served hot apple cider as our "tea".  I purchased all different tea cups at Savers for 49 cents.  Each girl got to take theirs home with them.  They felt very special! The kids loved it...especially Hannah!! We ate fancy Pink Cupcakes topped with Tiara's.  We opened presents and it was already time to go home!  All of the moms were nice and let them play the last game, pin the jewel on the Tiara.  We covered their eyes with a pink boa!  Hannah is still playing it today!  I don't think it could have gone any better....the girls all left wanting more, loaded up with their Fancy Accessories and a Fancy Nancy Coloring pages.
It was a success and we has so much fun doing it! 

One of the girls found these cute photo props that I just made!  I think that it is so funny that half of the girls chose the mustache!  I love this picture!  (now you can see how small my little studio is!  They did not all fit!  Oh well!  :)

We celebrate Hannah's real birthday on the 24th.  We are going to see Tangled and go to Mall of America! Isn't it fun being a girl!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

more than the world

I feel so blessed to have these 3 little people in my life.  I love them more than anything in this world.

I took these pictures just in time.  It snow the next day.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I don't know how it happened!

We have a one year old!!  Ahhhhh! I can't believe how fast that year went by.  That first year of life is hard and so amazing all at the same time.  We don't know what we would do without this little guy.  He loves to smile, laugh, and ANY kind of ball.  (hours of entertainment contained in one bouncy ball! A mothers dream!) 

We love you Porter!!

your my buddy....right?

Halloween this year was very different.  We did not go out with a lot a of friends or have any parties.  It was just the us.  We has just gotten home from our cruise so I had not planned anything.  We just trick-or-treated and had fun, cold fun. :)  We did carve pumpkins and eat caramel apple.  As you can tell Porter really liked both!  

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

One year baby boy

I can't believe that the year has gone by so fast.  It seem like he as always been here.  Love this boy.  He is so happy and has such a sweet smile.  He loves to play with any kind of ball.  He bounces them around for most of the day.  I think that we have a spots fan on our hands!  Love you Porter! xoxoxo

I thought that I would share this video/sideshow that I made for his one year old birthday.  You will need a Kleenex!   (This song has become my new thyme song.  Can you ever get enough Taylor Swift?)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

It was hard to leave paradice

We had SO much fun on our cruise to the Bahamas!  I am dying to go back!
It was beautiful......