Monday, November 30, 2009
she had to bring in a decorated pumpkin and of course she went with the princess theme. her official name was "penelope the pumpkin princess". and seriously the only thing i did on it was cut the yarn for the hair and pierce the ears. she is quite the creative girlie girl.
here the girls are with some buddies the night before for the trunk or treat at church. this is when sarah decided against being a tree when someone called her "leaf girl" and "magical fruit girl."
never again will i make THAT many leaves for a child unless i get it in blood that they will wear the dang costume! and for the record, i tried to get her to do leaves all over her head and a few branches, but she wasn't going for it. whatever!
at least she was creative and came up with the chef thing in like 5 mintues. work it girlfriend.
and just for the record, i made her turn it in even though she was not feeling well and this was the first day of her being out for an ENTIRE week from school!!! what dedication.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
so we have these great friends who happen to have horses. and gracie happens to LOVE horses! (the girls took a few riding lessons from her over the summer in exchange for mucking out stalls and cleaning up a bit.) so, my brilliant friend asked if it would be a good gift to have gracie ride from her house to ours. (about 2 miles maybe) and then have the pony there for the kids at the party to ride. gee...um......let me think about that one. HELLO! what a great idea! i thought it was THE BEST GIFT EVER! and so did gracie. she was beside herself when she found out that afternoon. (i didn't dare tell her any sooner because i knew she would bug me for days.) gracie and diva
this picture is fabulous because it has all of gracie's little girlfriends and savannah. savannah was THE BEST little helper at the party. she helped the girls with the craft and set up the toys for them to play with and was SUPER nice to all the little girls that are 2-3 yrs younger than her. and did i mention she did most of this without being asked. she is such a good big sister!
no more excuses! i am cooking dinner and updating this thing at the same time. hope the kids like blackened turkey burgers. =)
anyhoo, i also couldn't pass up this opportunity to show off my martha skills as well, as this happens ever so infrequently. and seriously these cute things for her bday party were from a martha stewart kit i found for $3.98! can't beat that! so grab a beverage and have fun looking at the pics of our wild 11 yr old sleepover.
and here are the real monkeys doing homework! at a party! now that's dedication!