Friday, September 30, 2011

Birthday Celebration Part 2

Part 2, the Princess Party.
So initially I wasn't going to do a party.  I was so busy with other things that it was sort of the last thing that I wanted to do.  But after some guilt from Joe, I decided to throw her one.  So it was very low-key. 
She invited friends from school and church.  By the end, about 5 girls came and it was very nice.
We started by eating lunch at the park across the street from my house

After lunch, we had the kids come and color and glue shapes and stuff.




Then we had the cake.  Rainbow again :)







Emmy, her best frienemy


 Cute Gwen & Saphire

Easton, Emmy's brother...lol



Saying goodbye/ opening presents / handing out the baggies.



Emma had tons of fun at her party.  Overall, i'm glad I did it.  But I was exhausted after that.  And thank you Karlye for taking pictures & Ali for helping with the girls :)

Birthday Celebration part 1

The festivities started Monday night when we went out to Red Robin to celebrate her birthday, which was the next day.  Joe has monday's off so it worked out for the best.  Emma Loves RR and since it's the only restaurant that seems to love kids back, we go there frequently.


She loves her Root Beer!

Our friend Jannica was working that night and served us so her and her co-workers sang to Emma and gave her a birthday sundae.  Emma was LOVING IT.



mmmmm ice cream...


Then Jannica hooked us up with 2 more sundae's for Kate & Luke.


Joe is wishing he had one too...

Birthday morning!  She was very excited.  She was dressed, ate her breakfast and got her morning chores done so she could open presents...yes, I am so mean.




So excited she got her Snow White Dress.  This is now the third year where she wanted a princess dress for her birthday. (1st year was Cinderella, 2nd year was Belle)  Can't wait to see what happens next year....cough cough

Her birthday cake.  She kept talking about rainbows so I showed her a picture of a rainbow cake on Pinterest and she was so excited.  I was too because I didn't want to do another princess birthday cake.




She had a great day.  The best part was that she kept telling me that I was the best mom ever.  I know, I know. :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hiking near Leavenworth

Back in July (yikes..) we went exploring over past Leavenworth while Joe's sister, Camilla was in town.
We found this beautiful spot off the Wenatchee River.  The kids loved throwing rocks in it.  There is an awesome hike too.  We've gone back several times already.  It's seriously gorgeous.  This same view, almost a year ago, convinced me that this is where I wanted to live.  And look where we are now :)

















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