Wednesday, March 18, 2009

{Birthdays, Leprechauns, and Fairies - Oh My!}

I've been meaning to blog for a few days now, but I wanted to wait until I had all of my pics from the weekend. THANK YOU to Liz and Katy for helping me out with that! :)

Anyway, this weekend was a birthday weekend, and it was fun! Sasha's friend Riley turned 5 this month. Her family recently went to Disney World and she wanted to recreate her Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experience with her friends. So all the girls were told to come dressed as their favorite princess for Riley's Princess Tea Party. They decorated crowns, had their hair, makeup, and nails done, drank "tea" from real teacups, and played games. From what I hear, they had a ball! (No pun intended!) The birthday girl is the third from the left - so pretty!
Sasha is 110% girl, so this party was right up her alley. I can only imagine how regal she felt as she had her hair pulled up into a princess bun and had glitter sprayed all over it. When we got home from the party, she went straight to the bathroom and spent several minutes just staring at herself. She really did look beautiful with her hair up and makeup on - but at the same time she looked older. Sigh. I knew Cory and I were in trouble when she went through her goody bag and pulled out all kinds of makeup; she and Clara have been putting it on every day since, sometimes multiple times each day. This is what we have to look forward to!On Sunday evening we celebrated my mil's birthday (I won't tell her age out of respect for the old). We had a really nice meal at my sil Megan's home. Non-farming people probably won't "get" this, but we had steaks from a cow on their farm that Megan's husband, Jason, and Cory had to put down recently. Yes, you can eat dairy cows! It was quite tasty and very tender meat. But I'm rambling about the cow instead of my mil.

Diana was the princess this night and she wore her crown well. Need I say more?
Now on to the Leprechauns. When I picked Sasha up from school on Monday I quickly noticed little green feet throughout the halls. I wasn't sure what they were for, but I soon figured it out. All the parents line up in one hallway to pick up our kids. Once we were all there, we heard the entire class come marching around the corner wearing shamrock hats and chanting something (I can't remember what). They had been on a Leprechaun hunt, and the footprints were leading the way! Apparantly they found a pot of gold. The gold was actually vanilla wafers, and each kid got a bag full of them. It was so cute! Her teachers are the sweetest, most creative people! I was kicking myself, though, because I had JUST taken my camera out of my purse before I left to charge the batteries. Ugh! The following is the best shot I could get once we were home.Not to exclude Clara, here's a shot of my little Leprechaun yesterday on St. Paddy's Day. She's too darn adorable!Finally, let's talk fairies! Sasha lost her second tooth on Monday night while eating dinner! She took a big bite of her cheeseburger and out it fell, right onto the kitchen table. She was super excited and keeps asking us if we're proud of her. Of course we are! She's just getting to be such a big girl - losing teeth and getting makeovers are sure signs of her transition from little girl to school-aged girl. To make this event even more cool, Perdy the puppy also lost her second tooth. She dropped it on the floor for me when I noticed she was chewing something odd. I have no idea if Jasmine has lost any yet, but she probably is swallowing them like a normal dog if she is. I guess Perdy likes us to know that she's getting older, too.

So we put Sasha's tooth and Perdy's tooth together for the tooth fairy. Sure enough, the good fairy visited Sasha's room to collect the teeth, leave a little note, and give Sasha two dollars and Perdy two biscuits. Perdy was nice and shared one with Jasmine. What a good girl.

To end on a REALLY good note, we're finally getting a fence! We had the consult and estimate done yesterday and we're ready to roll. So in two or three weeks the pups will FINALLY be able to stay outside all day if they want to, and I will no longer have to take them out umpteen times a day. Yay! Good things are coming!


  1. How adoreable are those princesses! I remember when you and Jen used to dress up! It doesn't seem like that long ago . . sigh!

  2. Very cute! (I wish Mom would learn how to spell...)