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Flamingo Birthday Party

16 Aug

Melania’s 6th Birthday. Inspiration: hot pink, feathers, and flamingos.

 The invites- made with a flamingo stamp and a hot pink feather

 The food was easy. Grape skewers & shrimp cocktail.

 hot pink, mini cupcakes with feathers

 Shave ice

 Canon ball!

 The party crew.

 The flamingo piñata. Yes, I did make this.  🙂 Post to follow

 Everyone got a turn, youngest to oldest.

 Once the string broke, the big kids got what was left of my hard work, pitched to them. They loved it!


 Party bags to collect their treasure.

 Make a wish!


Back to School Family Night 2011

31 Aug

 Our annual Back to school Family Night. The girls decorated their binder paper T shirts and ate packed lunches for dinner.

 We gave them each a bag to do their back to school shopping. (in our Living Room)

 Filling their bags with cute new things is such a blast.

 Especially when it was something they saw in a store and had begged for. Surprise!

 some new shoes

 One benefit of shopping this way, is you we get the deals all year and pack them away for our special night. My mom, otherwise known as Maama, provides a large quantity of back to school items. I have told her many times that she has a problem. But, I am happy to benefit from her issues of over buying 🙂

 There were many poses

 the night was ended with homework and brownies.

First Day of School

26 Aug

 2nd Grade


 Along for the Ride

 Group shot

DIY Back To School T-shirts

23 Aug

Notebook Paper T-shirts

This is an idea I found, loved, and tweaked bit for my taste from here

 Start with a plain white t-shirt. I used a Target boys undershirt. I cut at the neck around the existing neckline to girl it up a bit. (optional)

 Then using my yardstick and some sharpies, I made a horizontal red line on the left hand side of shirt. Then I made vertical lines from top to bottom in blue to look like notebook paper. (dont forget to put a piece of cardboard on the inside of the shirt to avoid bleeding through)

 Then I gave my girls a variety of colors in sharpies and let them go to town.

 and viola, there you have it!

 They turned out really cute and they had fun creating their own look. It was easy for me to let them loose, since it was a doodling kind of project. (a helpful hint: do not use fine point sharpies. they do hold up in the wash. The regular point looks great)

“Rainy Day” Family Night

29 Mar

First we decorated umbrellas for our drinks

Posing under our rain clouds

Our rainy day treat

We attempted playing “heads up, 7up”

We threw on our rain boots for a walk and had them close their eyes for their surprise…

Yay for umbrellas!

(and for Old Navy clearance! I’ve been holding on to these for a rainy day.  ha, ha!)

We had some fun then went inside. The girls got their jammies on, when all of a sudden, the rain really started coming down. “Get your boots back on!”

What are you all doing out there to have a fun time with your families?

Would  love to hear about it!

First Pigtails

28 Mar

Im not sure why…

As a mom of girls, you wait for the day their hair is finally long enough to do this!

Cuz, its not like they want you to do it.

Although she did like the end product.

Its not just me right?!


All I want for Christmas is my….

7 Jan

She made it! We had been working on that 2nd top tooth for weeks, all to be able to sing that silly song. And she did it just in the nick of time. December 23rd, 2 twists and voila!