Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chloe's 3rd Birthday!

So here you go, I know you have been dying to see these pictures. (Tina) there are a million so brace yourself!

So first thing in the morning we let her open our presents from us. she got this FAbulous Cinderella dress to wear to her party and she LOVED it. she wore it ALL day and most of the days since! 
Then she opened her playhouse....which was less than climactic. ha ha she opened it and said "Oh my house!" and started playing with it. Not much fanfare! but she has been really excited whenever someone comes over to see it....and plays in in constantly so I guess that makes up for the lame reaction! 

And as always I am way too lazy to move my pictures where I would actually like them in the post....does anyone else hate moving around their pictures?? why can't they make it easier?? - moving on. 

I wasn't going to have a "friends" party for chloe until she was older cause they are so much work/stress. But then she was invited to Kylie and Mckenna's birthday parties this past year and has talked about HER party non stop ever since....so I couldn't NOT do it right?? So being the wonderful mother that I am, we had the funnest princess party ever (well ever at our house)

These were our rice krispie "wands" me and chlo mo made for everyone to put in their treat bags. oh and do you love my cookie jar?? ya me too! :)

I was so happy with how it turned out. I had bought these tiered cake pans from a garage sale and wanted to try them out. I loved this cake and so i made my own little (well big) version. I sort of wish that I would have made the swirls a little bigger and all my cakes fell...but we worked it out. Thank heavens Regan was around to help me with the girls and clean the house so we could get everything done! 

The girls' treat bags with some flower hair clips I made. 

They got to bling up some crowns....

...and of course I didn't take any pictures of how cute they were after...but they were. trust me!

We had a little snack.

Loved Ash surrounded by pink ruffles! I love having girls :)

There were some rambunctious rounds of "ring around the rosy"

It got a little out of control so we decided to open presents. 

It was sort of a gong show...but she was so excited about all her wonderful presents! Thank you to all the moms for the presents! they were all so thoughtful and I really appreciate it! 

Time for CAKE!!
Blowing out the candles. It took about 6 tries...but she got it!

The only thing i am SO MAD about was that I never got all the girls together for a picture in their dresses. Next time I think Pam needs to come and take pictures for me! ;)

But these are all the lovely little girls who came to celebrate! 

Me and my (gulp) 3 year old!! 

was it really 3 years ago that I changed my life forever?? (cheesy i know) but its true. I can't imagine my life without this little ball of attitude! 

Her favorite present...(besides the house of course) is her big girl bike!! she HAD to ride it right away so we just tied up her princess dress as not to get it caught in the chain....oh so stylish. 

We blew out candles for a 2nd time for the rest of the family who came about an hour after the kids left. 

She got this mickey mouse pen that she was obsessed with. 

This was just too presh. Ash loves Chloes new book we have read it a zillion times...no exaggeration. 

She loved her stamps and stamped them until they were void of ink. and check out her adorable doll/backpack carrier!! so cute!! 

aaaand randomly back to the beginning of the party....we played pin the crown on the princess. 

Chloe at the end of a VERY long and wonderful day. she is still HAPPY! even without a nap! 
she was wearing her new ballet costume, carrying her doll in one hand, and her puppy and princess purse in the other wearing her new backpack! I think the party was a HIT! 
Happy Birthday to my sweet sweet girl!! 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I'm so glad when daddy comes home!

Well we had a fabulous weekend with Chloe's birthday party and all. You would think I would post about it first. but I am not going to. soooorrry Tina! but I promise to do it very soon!! I just found all these cute random pictures and wanted to post them before I forgot. 

"Look I just like Nana!" (is what she said, not me! ha ha)

I had to document her hair getting longer. check out that curly little pig tail....its growing like Crazy!! ha ha ha I can pretend tho right?

Ash's new Van's. seriously cutest things ever. chloe never got to wear them with her chubby feet, I was pretty upset about it...hooray for sisters!!

Regan forced me to Can peaches and pears this year. Dont they look yummy?? yaaa they are ;)  And thank heavens for my MIL who let us do them at her house and then did most of the work! ha ha she's the best!! I was just going to wing it....I'm sure they would've turned out right??

This kid kills me. Her love of animals stuffed and real is amazing. Like who's kid is she?? Anyone who knows me can attest for my deep dislike for animals close up. Take me to the zoo anytime, but don't make me pet your dog. yuck. 

And a huge bag of yummy cereal for $3??? YES please!! 

Random dance party broke out at Wally's beach. Britts got the moves!! 

Regan's parents bought a couple of seadoos this summer. We only got to go on them once this year and  it was the last hot day of the summer and it was SO FUN!!! 

Chloe loved it! "I go FAST and then i go slow" 

This series of pictures are the best. The girls get SO FREAKING excited when Regan comes home. this is them after they went RUNNING out to the deck when they heard his truck pull up. 

They are both yelling "Daddeeeee!!" 

And ya thats a bed frame that we are currently using as a baby gate.  It works great, minus that one time Ashley pulled it over on top of her.  and note the monkey....she ALWAYS has a stuffed animal with her! 

Love it!! 

And i was just in love with her outfit this day for some reason. I love this age. she is so funny ALL the time. and today all the sudden is in love with Salad?? She definitely didn't get that from me! she was just munchin it down "some? some??" 

And just a couple of my new favorite pictures. they LOVE their dad! 

Chloe's favorite book. we always have to get a "Charlie and Lola" book out when we go to the Library and this one we read pretty much EVERY night. Along with "I love you Forever" 

This little Lady started Ballet on Friday. I am pretty sure I was way more nervous than she was...I totally couldn't sleep! ha ha  I couldn't pick a favorite picture so you get two...isn't she adorable?? I was sad that she has to wear blue, when I picture a little ballerina they are head to toe pink right? But luckily Lexie took classes from the University when she was Chloe's size so we were lucky enough to borrow her outfit!! of course she was the cutest one there!! :)  
Her Teacher is Miss Madison and Chloe didn't even hesitate she loved it. They supposed to be walking to the circle in the middle of the room on their tippy toes and Chloe was walking so gracefully on her heels and turns around and says "look at me mom!!" ha ha love her. 

And just a messy Smash helping me make Chloe's birthday cake....more on that to come!