Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Cake!

We had the big birthday bash for the girls today. Of course we had a princess theme since our household is full of royalty. Here is a quick picture of the cake I made for the party.

I guess all those hours I spend watching Ace of Cakes on Food Network has paid off.
The cake had lots of flaws and the top even tumbled over once, but to the Princess and DQ, the only thing that mattered were the figurines on top of the cake. I could have put them on top of a castle made of mashed potatoes and they would have thought it was the most beautiful thing in the world.
I will post more pictures of the party later this week.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Princess!

The princess turned 4 years old today. Last night before she went to bed she kept saying "I don't want to be 4! I just want to be 3!" I think a part of me agreed with her - I want her to stay little and not be so grown up. However after today's celebration she is already talking about being 5.

Every year, I take the girl's birthday off work and spend the day with just the birthday girl. Today we started off the day by going to the 'bagel store' for a bagel and chocolate milk. After breakfast, we went to story time at the library. We checked out a ton of movies and books to bring home. Then we went to the 'Jelly Bean Store' and picked out her favorite (mostly pink and purple) Jelly Belly jelly beans. We headed to the mall and went to the movie "Meet the Robinson's". Our lunch was jelly beans and popcorn at the theater. After the movie we walked around the mall and spent about 30 minutes in the princess section of Clarie's Boutique trying to figure out what she wanted to buy. It was such a hard decision, but she finally ended up with some Cinderella lip gloss. After all that excitement we went home and painted her fingernails pink. We popped in one of our movies from the library and took a nap. Dinner was at Happy Joe's. Princess about jumped out of her seat when she heard the horn honk when they sang Happy Birthday. Finally after all that excitement Princess was able to open her presents. She was most excited about her new mp3 player. She wore it around her neck and was dancing the evening away to 'Who Let the Dogs Out' and 'I Like to Move It, Move It.'
6 months

2 years old

3 years old

4 years old

Monday, July 16, 2007

Thank You

Dear Brother –
I just wanted to send you a thank you note for the wonderful birthday dinner you cooked for me yesterday. The food was fabulous and we all had a good time laughing at the fact DQ could eat a cob of sweet corn faster than any adult. After all the years of you not even recognizing I had a birthday, this was a really nice gesture.

It was also very thoughtful that you helped DQ with her present for me. This morning after breakfast, I went downstairs to do a load of laundry. Like usual, she started to follow me down the stairs. About half way down, she said “yuck”. I went to see what she was talking about and saw a brown skid mark with corn kernels going down 3 of the steps. That’s right... She FILLED her diaper with corn and then slid down the stairs leaving a trail for me to clean up. What a great birthday present. The best part is –this was just minutes before I had to leave for work. Needless to say, I was over 15 minutes late because I had to clean the kid and then carpet.

Happy Birthday to me…
Your Royal Highness

Monday, July 9, 2007

An apology letter

Dear Neighbors -

Please accept my apology for the what you saw in front of our house last Saturday evening. It started out very innocent. It was super hot outside all day so the girls decided to take a dip in the pool to cool off before bed. Princess begged me to put on my swimsuit and swim with them. I reluctantly agreed, thinking I would just sit down in the pool and no one would see me. Like I said - it was hot outside and I thought it would feel good.

The girls started playing with their little squirt guns and shooting the King (who was not in his swim suit). The king got a hold of one of them and started squirting me in the face repeatedly. I was getting a little annoyed so I started splashing him. He finally disappeared and left the girls and I in peace. A few minutes later he appeared with the Super Soaker XXL 5000. I have no idea where he dug this gun out of, but he found it somewhere in our house. Our little baby squirt guns were no match for this beast.

What happened next is when things became out of control. We were all running around the yard ith buckets and squirt guns trying to soak each other. I know we live in a nice neighborhood and no one wants to see an overweight mom run around the house in a swim suit, but it happened. Luckily I finally came to my senses when one of you actually stopped your vehicle in front of our house to watch the show.

Again, I doapologize, but I can't guarantee it won't happen again... We had a lot of fun :)

The Royal Highness

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Pictures from July 4th

Here are some pictures from Grandma and Grandpa Bs on July 4th. The girls got to swim in their large above the ground pool. They loved it so much we went out this weekend and purchased one just like it!

I will let you figure out what happened in the next few pictures...

And a few pictures of our favorite girl cousin. Isn't she a cutie?

Another milestone

Our little DQ is growing up. This weekend we converted the crib into a toddler bed. Princess was nice enough to sleep with her the first night to make sure she wouldn't fall out. I could still hear them giggling at 10:00 at night so I don't think there was much sleeping going on.

I am going to miss her yelling "MOMMY" or "DADDY" from her crib when she wakes up in the morning.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Red, White and Black & Blue

DQ is bursting with American pride this Independence Day. She has decorated her entire body with red, white and blue during the past week. Friday she planted head first into the sidewalk to give her face a nice red accent. She also has bruise on her face from an different incident. Her legs are full of scratches, scrapes and bruises.

Unfortunately for DQ... I think she received her gracefulness from me, and it is not something I have grown out of.