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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thank you Grandma & Grandpa Vegas!

Hannah loves playing with her sink! We set it up in the pool since that's where she spends most of her time on the weekends. She loved pushing the button and turning the water on and off. We had to pry her away from it hours later. What a great gift. Thank you!

Question: For those of you who are very observant, see if you can figure out what is different about Hannah's bathing suit in the first two pictures.

Answer: It wasn't until I started taking pictures that I realized that I had put Hannah's swimsuit on backwards (see the fish tail vs. fish head?). Oops!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Care to weigh in?

Which one would you pick? Cute or cute?

And no, BOTH is not an option.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Does anyone read Japanese?

If yes, then please visit this website and buy these awesome fruit shaped post-it thingies for your Aunt Kimmie. Never mind that they cost 1,890 yen (about $20 bucks each not including shipping from Japan)... I'm so worth it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Two thousand and cute

We finally got the pictures from Hannah's dance class.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

The Columbia Zoo

Since we have never been to the Columbia Zoo before, we decided to pack up ourselves (along with Grandma Debbie and Grandpa) and took a day trip to South Carolina. The weather was hot, humid and rainy but there were alot of air conditioned exhibits that we could escape...ahem...I mean enjoy throughout the park. We did forego the botanical gardens - it was just too H.O.T.

I swear Mr. Gorilla was peeking at me.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Our baby is four!

Whew! We pulled it off! Hannah's fourth birthday party was this past Saturday and we could not have asked for a better day. Since our bathroom project is way over schedule, we decided to have the party at this awesome park. Sierra had her birthday party here last year and we thought it was the perfect place for a summer birthday party. The weather was gorgeous (we expected hot but there was a nice breeze and no humidity). I was surprised that we also got as many of her classmates to attend since it was the July fourth holiday.

Hannah wanted a "Prince and Princess" party. She was very specific about the "Prince" I think because she has so many boy cousins. Everything was pink and purple. I was afraid that people would have trouble finding our shelter, so we marked the path with pink marking flags. The cake was a castle complete with one prince and several princess figurines on top. I must say that the cake was a huge hit - my friend Maria had to be on "cake watch" for a good portion of the party just to keep little fingers away from the icing. The kids got to make their own crowns with their names on them. We had a bubble machine going (well, that is until it broke). This bubble machine is definitely getting returned. The park also included a water park and little train ride that circles the park. As you can see in the pictures, Hannah barely got her hair wet at the water park but at least she ran around a lot with her guests. There were only four skinned knees and one skinned elbow to report - two of the skinned knees were Hannah's. Thankfully my Mom had the first aid kit. After the food, cake and presents we gathered the kids to take the train ride.

I am happy to report that I think that all of our guests had a really good time, including ourselves for a change. I have a very bad habit of getting wrapped up in the party details and I do not get to enjoy the party while it is happening. This year, I made a point to change that.

Hope you all had a great fourth!

Cupcakes at Daycare

This year I remembered to get cupcakes for the kids in Hannah's daycare class. Since her birthday happens to fall when the kids are transitioning to the next classroom, I got enough cupcakes for both classes. As you can see, everything is very purple and pink and princessy. The teachers even had her chair and placemat decorated for the occasion. I think the cupcakes went over pretty well - I consider myself lucky that they are so easy to impress at this age.

P.S. Want to know where I got the cupcake decorations? Go to Parties by Hardie on etsy.

Goodbye, old friend.

After seventeen wonderful years, we made the very difficult decision to let Domino go. We will miss our good little man.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Parade, Ponies, Pool & Pubbles

Last Saturday, our town had their Fourth of July parade and celebration. After much candy-retreiving during the awesome parade, we took the kids for free pony rides and games. After a quick nap, we threw them into the pool and played with these new bubble swords. A very full and happy day.