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Turning 5

Turning 5

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My oldest daughter DC has turned five! This is DC and her Daddy celebrating the occasion at the Marbles Kids Museum. I guess you can tell who she looks like! (right Danielle?) We opted out of the big party this year and decided to go on a “date” with Mom & Dad, just us three and sister Laney (18 mos.) stayed at home. It was good in theory but I don’t think DC is quite getting the concept. There have been a lot of mumblings about parties and can my cousin come…Although we are having cake and gifts with grandparents tonight I’m not sure I’d go this route again with a five year old but personalities are different. The first kids birthday party we were invited to was for a two year old and they had a pony! Do you have big organized parties for kids 5 and under?

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Babies and Birthdays

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My sweet little Laney turned one over the weekend. We started the day off right, Getting setup for the party, a year in review. Doubling as decoration and party favor, we let the guests take home any pictures they wanted. Not too long ago we started with this, and like most parents we feel like time has flown by and now we have a wonderful one year old with a great sense of humor that is oh so close to walking…any day now. have you seen this cake on Pinterest? A local bakery, The Bakehouse recreated the cake for us. Life is so much sweeter because of you.

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Sarah’s Birthday Wishes

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I have a running wish list that scrolls along the right side of your screen on the reg in the form of a “wist list” but I thought I’d issue a special list for my 31st birthday, yeah 31–seems about as exciting as 28. Hopefully my loved ones, hi lovies! will elevate the occasion and buy me something (everything) from this list. So these have been blowin’ up for ages but lets just get the whole collection in one swoop, On One Kings Lane, here And as a companion this version of the classic, love this A custom frame job for my beautiful butterfly print from here a striped maxi skirt with elastic for my expanding waistline mama needs a new pair of shoes, you could pimp my living room with these, or this (dreaming), Fields France 2, Sara McCulloch via Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Definitely time for a new…

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Playset Prep

Playset Prep

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As I explained in last Friday’s weekend post, my daughter DC is turning 3 this weekend. Before DC was even 2, we were invited to a slew of birthday parties complete with pony rides and bouncey houses.  But I figure Dan and I have a lot of birthday parties ahead of us and we’re going to reserve those kinds of antics for a later time–maybe when DC is in school. Right now we like to limit birthday parties to family and close friends. How do you feel about fancy parties full of toddlers and Cowboy Bill for entertainment before the age of 3? So a big part of this party happening this weekend is our gift to DC which is an outdoor wooden playset. We did some research before buying at places like Lowe’s, Home Depot, Costco, Sam’s Club, Sears and Creative Playthings. I talked with my Dad about the different types of material that the various sets were…

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Turning 30

Turning 30

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I will turn 30 on July 16th. To celebrate this momentous occassion, I think this pairing would make the perfect gift. A little of this….  And a little of that… Outfit via Lauren Moffatt, vintage Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible

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We’ll be seeing you…Alice

We’ll be seeing you…Alice

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You know I’ve never seen the animated version of Alice in Wonderland, only the 1985 musical version that aired on CBS with Sammy Davis Jr., Sherman Helmsley, Shellie Winters, Scott Baio, Lloyd Bridges etc.  Now don’t go saying that I need to see the animated version because I doubt it can top Sammy Davis Jr. sitting on top of huge toadstool smoking a hooka pipe. But maybe Tim Burton’s rendition could push it to #2 or maybe even a live experience like this… An Alice birthday party found via Swish and Swanky, photorgraphy by Jessica Claire. I would love to do this for my daughter DC, when she’s old enough of course.

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