Monday, November 22, 2010

Listening to instructions for the scavenger hunt.

Concentrating on decorating his fairy house.

Ladybug apples.

It has happened.....our baby is now 5--officially NOT a baby! We had a "fairy" party on Saturday, complete with pixie dust, fairy wings, Peter Pan hats, toadstools, and wands. It was a great time and I feel fortunate that Ellery has such nice friends(not to mention that I like the mommies, too). On a side note, almost all of the ideas you see here were borrowed from other blogging sites--thank you bloggers for posting such wonderful pictures of your ideas so I can steal them!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Our sweet girl is turning 5 in just one week. I adore this little girl--her sweet heart and her love of others. We are so proud of you, Miss Ellery, and can't wait to celebrate your birthday next weekend!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Yee-haw. Here are some pics from our trip to Texas. Ellery and Dane's cousin, Addie, was there visiting with Aunt Dawn. Ellery and Addie are six weeks apart in age and always have a ball playing together. The first day we were there, we took the kids to the Texas State Fair. It is difficult to compete with the Texas state fair......the food, the livestock, the people, the shopping, the rodeo, and of course, Big Tex. Ellery and Addie participated in the "kids rodeo" and it was precious. The children are given hats and some chaps and have their very own "pretend" was adorable. Dane was disappointed he could not participate--next year(you have to be 3). Thanks to grandma and grandpa for taking us and walking all over the grounds for the little ones.

Monday, November 01, 2010

I LOVED Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head!

Sorry for my long absence, we were in Texas and Scottsdale for about 11 days(more on that later).
This year it was our turn to host the annual neighborhood Halloween party. Being a parent somehow allows you to transform into a kid again.....dress-up, and get your creative juices flowing. Halloween has taken on its magical form again and I love it!! Can you tell that Darin and I were supposed to be Barbie and Ken from Toy Story 3?