Sunday, June 27, 2010

Beautiful Ballerina

One of my favorite things about dance is getting to go to the dance recital. It's so exciting to watch Paige perform on stage. My dad and Connie came for a short visit so they could watch her perform. We arrived early so we could get front row seats to watch our favorite little dancer perform.

Paige had two performances, the first was a ballet routine to 'Do Re Mi' from 'The Sound of Music' and her other was a jazz routine to the chipmunk version of 'I Got a Feeling'. She did such a great job and you could tell she really enjoyed dancing on stage. I of course couldn't get enough pictures of my beautiful ballerina.

The best part now is that Paige can wear her costumes as 'dress-ups' and she wears her ballet costume just about everyday while playing around the house....actually she is wearing it now.

Paige with her grandma and grandpa

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Another Store I Love - Dear Lillie

I featured Dear Lillie on my Blog a month or so back and since then have purchased a few more goodies from this fabulous on-line store. My favorites are the rosette tanks and tutu's, I already have 2 of the rosette tanks and Harlow has 2 of the precious tutu's. Every item they make is fabulous, Dear Lillie always has great customer service, quick shipping and items come beautifully packaged.

It's so great to have a store that has beautiful clothing for both women and children as well as accents for the home.

Oh and I can't forget to mention they are having a giveaway over on their Dear Lillie Blog, crossing my fingers (as always) that I can win it.

Saturday's great Giveaway at Eden's Bouquet

Today's giveaway is for a surprise package from the newest line at Eden's Bouquet called the Saturday Market Collection. I am still holding out hope that I can win one of these fabulous giveaways this week but you should take your own chance and enter for a chance to win.

My favorite from this collection are these fabulous Pintuck Bloomers. I have been longing for these for Harlow since the collection released a few weeks ago.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Oh I hope I can win this eden's bouquet giveaway!

You all know how much I love eden's bouquet so I sure do hope today is my lucky day to win this giveaway of a 4 piece Hazel set for Harlow. I love ivory and the lace details are fabulous!

Did you know that beyond the fabulous vintage inspired clothes she has a flea market page where she sells her fabulous finds? I hope she finds another vintage cake stand, I could really use one and missed out on buying the last one she had for sale.

Keeping fingers crossed that I can win one of these great giveaways this week.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Oh Eden's Bouquet and your Fabulous Giveaway

My favorite clothing brand eden's bouquet is having a giveaway everyday this week and I don't think it comes any better than a chance to win a $100 giftcard, here's crossing my fingers that I can win this one.

Go check out eden's bouquet, I promise you will fall in love with everything.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

YAY for another Eden's Bouquet Giveaway!

Today's eden's bouquet giveaway is for my favorite pair of ruffle jeans; Paige has a pair and she wears them all the time. I can't wait for Harlow to get a pair too, the smallest size they come in is a size 2 which if I won is the size I would want so they will be ready and waiting for Harlow. Oh how I love these ruffle jeans and actually I love everything at eden's bouquet!

Fabulous Fleur L'enfant

It was love at first sight with this brand when I saw the 'vintage vest' by Fleur L'enfant. I love just about anything vintage inspired for my girls for so many reasons.

First off, I love how well it photographs. You just can't beat those ivory and light brown colors in pictures. Secondly, I love how classy and timeless it all is. And maybe most importantly, I love how versatile it is because you can mix-n-match it with so many other clothing pieces.

The vintage jackets for instance would go with just about everything my girls have in their closets so I hope to get each of my girls a vest for their fall wardrobe. I would love to get Harlow the 'vintage jacket' and Paige the 'vintage rose jacket'.

So go check out this fabulous clothing brand, I promise you will love it!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Paige's Toy Story III in 3D Movie Party

I was so excited when I heard the release date on the new Toy Story III movie that I knew it would be the perfect party for Paige's birthday. Toy Story has always been a favorite movie in this house and Paige loves going to the movies so it was meant to be. Our movie theater has a really nice party room and they even decorated it with Toy Story decorations.

I brought a few more Toy Story decorations to make the room over-the-top, along with Toy Story III tattoos, a 3D look-alike button for each child attending (you can customize each button...more details below), alien cupcakes made by ME (I know surprising huh? and I thought they turned out pretty cute) and a Popcorn favor bucket filled with Toy Story stuff of course!

Popcorn buckets with yellow 'popcorn' frizzle filled with either a Woody/Buzz PEZ, Toy Story fruit snacks, limited edition Toy Story sticker and a mini-popcorn.

Here they are all wrapped up with a thank you tag and a Toy Story character tag

I gave each child attending a look-alike 3D button to wear, these buttons matched the fabulous 3D movie invitations (the invites come with a magnet on the back so invitees can quickly attach it to their refrigerator and they also came with a matching sticker for the envelope) by HMC Designs on Etsy.

Happy 6th Birthday Paige!

Paige has worn this tiara on her birthday since her 1st birthday

We love you Paige!

So excited to get the 3D glasses

Ready for the movie

While we were packing-up Paige and Aiden were playing Paige's new Toy Story toys

An eden's bouquet Giveaway!

Oh how I adore all things eden's bouquet and I would love to win this beautiful Gwendolyn dress she is having for today's giveaway.

So go now and check out this beautiful brand of fine children's clothing and don't forget to make your own entry for a chance to win the dress.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Jon You Are A SuperDad

Our kids sure are lucky to have the best SuperDad in the world.
Jon works so hard to provide the best for our family but at the same time is always open arms to help with the kids and also makes plenty of time to play with them.

This Father's Day morning was just like every Sunday morning because the kids always spend it with their dad. Jon takes the kids every Sunday morning (for the past 4 years) to get donuts and Starbucks to bring back home. We enjoy our donuts together and then the kids enjoy the morning playing the Wii with their dad while I get some time to craft in the office.

Jon had mentioned he needed a picture for his desk at work so I knew the perfect gift for Father's Day would be just that, now don't be fooled into thinking this 'perfect picture' was an easy task. It took 3 different 'mini-sessions,' a meltdown from Aiden, some whining by Paige and a wiggly baby in the middle before I got what I thought was the picture.

Here is the one I framed...

These fabulous 'Daddy's Girl' dresses are by my favorite Lil Blue Boo

Wishing all of you SuperDads a very Happy Father's Day!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Paige Turns 6

Ready for American Girl with her wallet and doll in hand
*This FUN balloon wreath tutorial can be found here but please make note that I had to use just under 300 12" balloons and 3 boxes of greening pins (I put 2 balloons in opposite directions in each pin)*

Today was Paig's 6th birthday, it seems like it was yesterday I was in labor with her all day and I didn't even know it.

I thought I was just having a bad pregnancy day since I was only 37 weeks and since she was my first baby it didn't occur to me that it could be labor. So long story short it wasn't until I was bleeding at home in the restroom late evening that my husband convinced me to go to the hospital to get checked and even then I was resistant.

After getting checked, I was told I was 10cm dilated and that her head was ready to crown. Yes I was in pain all day. I couldn't sit down, I felt the need to pace and I felt that intense pressure to push all day (which I did all day over the toilet off and on...eeek!) but still I thought labor would be much worse and thankfully for me and my tolerance for pain it was well tolerable if that's what we should call it. Paige Judith was a healthy, beautiful baby girl and changed our world forever.

Paige is so sweet, she loves to sing, dance, dress-up, make crafts and play the Wii. I adore her and I am so excited for this summer to spend everyday with her. I miss her so much when she is at school so I plan on cherishing everyday with her this summer, I have a lot of fun things planned to keep us busy with fun together.

So today in celebration of her 6th birthday we went and had lunch at the American Girl Bistro in Dallas. Paige brought her tooth fairy money and birthday money with a plan to get a new doll Molly came home with us today along with a haircare kit and a sleeping bag.

After lunch, we had a short time at the house for Harlow and Aiden to nap while Paige and I spent over an hour playing dolls together in her room. It was then time for swim class and after it we enjoyed dinner at the outdoor pool and waterpark for some more fun.

When we got home Harlow was ready for bed so we spent the final hour before bed playing Wii together before putting the birthday girl and her brother to bed.

Today was a great day and now we can look forward to Paige's Toy Story III 3D movie party this Saturday.

She had to have a Moxie doll after seeing the commercial

Happy 6th Birthday Paige!

So excited to take home Molly and have a friend for the Emily the doll she already had

I only brought a few of the presents with us to American Girl so she opened the rest after we got home

She wanted a hula hoop for her birthday, she is really good at it!