Monday, July 25, 2011

Fairy Tea Party at the Children's Garden

Yesterday the girls joined their little BFF Cate for a Fairy Princess Tea Party at the Children's Garden, located at Robert F. Legget Park.  The garden itself is really cute, full of little corners and magical like areas for imaginative play.  It would make a great place to meet little friends for a picnic.  The girls started the party off by fishing for a magic star.

They then used the star in a craft, making wands.  My girls love doing crafts so this was a hit for sure. 
They also had a cute little bubble station set up. 
I loved this area of the park where the kids could jump from bench to bench, and later in the day they all sat here to listen to stories and sing songs. 
Kayleigh's magical birthday TUTU in action. 
The highlight of the Tea Party was of course the SNACKS!  Everyone brought something to share and there were plenty of yummy homemade muffins, cookies, and cupcakes.  I was one of the few that brought the store bought 'plastic container' of goodies LOL.   (no that's not mine?)  

The girls even tried some 'real' sunshine tea.  It wasn't a huge hit but I sure did like it.  A great little Sunday morning outing, that was very frugal only a small donation required.  Next on the Fairy Circuit...the Lantern Festival in August.  

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wedding Shower Crafties

We celebrated my sister Jamie's Wedding shower this weekend at my Mom's house in Norland.  I drove down Friday night and spent the night whipping up some crafty stuff for the shower with my mom and my sisters.  It was a cozy evening of girl time and crafts, two of my very favorite things.  My sister's wedding has an old school house theme with lots of pink, so there is a vintage feel to it, lots of chalk board and pink accents.  So I made these 3 little art canvases as gifts to give away at the shower.
My Mom made the cake (it had pink raspberry and yellow lemon layers in it....mmmm), and I made the little bunting banner.  
My mom and I also made these tissue paper flowers, they were harder than usual as I picked up a really thin tissue, but we made it work.  Aren't you proud of me for hanging those without stitches this time around? LOL
I also whipped up a real quick garland out of punched out pink patterned paper, book text and doilies   
I wish I had gotten pictures of the table all laid out with the food, we did a great job of plating everything on my Grandma's china.  It was so very shabby chic :)  Many of the menu items came straight from my Pinterest boards too, which made planning a menu really easy.  It was a great day.  I keep smiling thinking about it.   Thank-you Marmie, for letting us stick pin holes in your ceiling, and letting us make a mess of your house, and for all the hard work you put into a very special day.  YOUR THE BEST MOM!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday

Kayleigh turned 5, last Saturday and we started the day with our SQUIRES BIRTHDAY TRADITION of Daddy singing Happy Birthday on the Guitar when they wake up. Even if its 6AM and Daddy was up late at the blues fest the night before.
Then we opened some birthday presents with Kasey's help.  Kasey even got a special little present of her own (which OOPS Kay opened and liked and then we had to tell her it was her sisters).

Kayleigh got a very special present from her FAIRY GODMOTHER....a rainbow tutu, full of layers and butterflies and flowers.  A friend from high school, a very talented children's book illustrator and artist has an ETSY store where she sells the most magical TUTUS!  I'm not sure which was more awesome the tutu or the card she sent with one of her illustrations on it and a magical story of the tutu!  I loved reading the little story out to Kayleigh and I have a feeling this tutu will get lots of use twirling about.  
Kay in her birthday finery singing to her Fancy Nancy doll
Birthday Girls reasy to get our party on 
This is THE BIRTHDAY PICTURE, the I AM 5 PICTURE
Mommy and her big girl
This used to be my baby!
To celebrate the day we had a little Rainbow Party at Starr Gymnastics with 10 of her little friends.  They jumped, swung, bounced, balanced, and played their little hearts out.  Then we packed into a party room for an hour of sugar induced mayhem!  Luckily when it was all over we left the mess behind!
Ready to Jump and play at Starr Gymnastics 
A perfect day, ending with a drive to Grandma and Grandpa's where my mom tried to feed her birthday cake at 9:30 at night :) wink LOL

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Take Two: Strawberries

Last year when we went strawberry picking we found out the berries were no longer in season, so we picked raspberries instead.  All though raspberries are delicious, I did not have a stockpile of raspberry scrapbook embellies stashed away.  I had a carefully coveted stash of strawberries.  So I went ahead and made the album anyway last year, and it was featured over at ELLA because of the funny twist the album took.  So this year we got it right, we have finally got our Strawberry picking in, and to literally TOP that off my friend Rachel TOPS made me the Strawberry shortcake embellishments you see used in the album below :)