Sunday, November 27, 2011

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Ella's First Haircut

This little one had hair that was getting out of control and unruly. So I scheduled her first haircut to put her little locks back in order. She wasn't too confident in the decision. She sat super still hoping the hair stylist wouldn't talk to her for the first half of her cut.
Then she got cRaZy. Normal Ella crazy. Driving her super cute car fast and flipping her hair.
Tada!! All done. My mommy can get a comb through my hair again.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Grace is 5!!

Where did time go? It seems like just yesterday that we were bringing a little bundle home from the hospital, not knowing what we were doing. I cannot believe that Grace is 5!!

Grace is an amazing 5 year old. She is wise beyond her years, and she has no problem letting one know when they are wrong. She is a great friend and sister who is always willing to share and compromise.

And she is indecisive. For weeks leading up to her birthday she wanted to have a princess, fairy, batman, monkey party with a pinata. Her variation would occasionally change to include more things to make sure that everyone invited would have a good time. Eventually Paul and I made an executive decision for her birthday cake. Since she has been a bit obsessed about rainbows since early in the school year when she studied her colors and made rainbows.

So she got her very own rainbow cake. Decorated with the amazing assistants Grace and Lydia.
She was also in charge of stirring the colors before baking the cake.
After celebrating with the family on Saturday, Grace celebrated with her great friends on Sunday. Nothing screams Grace like Tae Kwon Do right? At the start of the party the instructor asked the kids whose birthday it was? The kids screamed "GRACE" in unison. Grace quickly covered her ears. When I asked her about it later, she replied, "Mom, those kids are LOUD." They sure were, but thankfully they all did great.

They practiced punches and kicks.
They had races and relays.
They had their very own little spectators.
Just when they were under control, listening and following directions, they got cake.
Then they broke boards.
The group of cute kids.
After 2 days of parties, Grace woke up to a balloon filled room on her BIRTHDAY.
And one more piece of cake before heading to bed.
Happy 5th Birthday Grace!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Halloween Fun

It comes as no big surprise that my girls love Halloween. It is an nationally recognized excuse to wear dress up clothes our in public for nearly a month. On top of that, I bust out the totes of dress up clothes and shoes that have been stowed away.

This was the first year that Ella got in on the Halloween action. We kicked things off with a party at our local Y. There was a scavenger hunt that lead the girls throughout the facility. Crafts, dancing, and balloons were a hit too, but paled in comparison that they got to see their friends.

Lydia dressed up as a flower girl. I have no idea where she got the idea that she should be a flower girl.
Grace's class had a fun Halloween party for the kids and their siblings too.
Lydia was so excited that she got to sit at the table with the rest of Grace's class. She blends right in so much that I almost didn't recognize her.
Just as Halloween mode kicked in full speed, we 'adopted' our favorite brunettes for a long weekend. Four days, sick girls, and a ton of fun. Pyper and Ella were a riot a minute. They were either causing a ton of trouble and giggling the entire time or Ella was bullying Pyper.
In an effort to keep the kids entertained and my house from getting way too loud, we loaded them up and took them all to the zoo.

My dear friend Jen was gracious enough to hang out with us. She must have seriously thought we were crazy although I am sure that her daughter Lauren had no idea what to do with all these girls!!

After a long month, we wrapped up Halloween with some neighborhood trick or treating. Happy Halloween from the unicorn, Rapunzel and the Snow Princess.