Julia's Growing Up

Gracie's Growing Up

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Gracie Turns FIVE!

 Gracie turned FIVE in February and wanted to have a Lalaloopsy birthday party so we gathered up all of our Lalaloopsy dolls and threw a lala-lovely party for the birthday girl!
 Just a sample of the dolls that came to the party!
 We made bead necklaces, had sparkly crowns (in honor of Jewel Sparkles, Gracie's favorite Lalaloopsy doll) and played pin the crown on Jewel!
 Gracie gets a turn "pinning" the crown on Jewel.  The girls all had a FUN time with that game!
 These three girls here are three peas in a pod and I love how Julia and Mia both have their lips ready to help Gracie blow out the candles!
She got them ALL!  We had a wonderful party with so many of our closest "girly" friends and got to celebrate a special little girl! These past five years have been an adventure but she sure is a sweet, kind, funny and loving little girl!

Charlie & Gracie's Birthday Celebrations

 Our cousin (and nephew) Charlie turned ONE right before Gracie's FIFTH birthday so we went to Memphis the weekend before Gracie's birthday to help him celebrate!  Aunt Suzanne had cute animal crafts for the kiddos so the girls were convinced that Charlie was NOW old enough to color and do crafts!  They just can't wait for him to get "big(ger!)"
 It sure is hard to get a one year old to smile AND look at the camera at the same time so we just went with the look!
 Trying out his first ever cupcake (Aunt Suzi and Uncle Kelly were adventurous with chocolate!).
 We came home and got to celebrate Gracie's birthday at school ON her birthday!  She got to take a special birthday snack to school and got to be "princess" for a day!
 Ms. Becky always leads the children in the happy birthday song and each child gets a chance to put their "number" up on the birthday cake while they are being sung too!  Such a special time!
She got her birthday sticker!  Happy FIFTH birthday Gracie!  We are so proud of you and love you so much!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ballet Tea Party

 Gracie went to a Ballet Tea party at her dance studio back in January and got a chance to get all dressed up for a fancy tea.  She got her selection of a crown to wear....doesn't EVERY princess need a crown?
 And it fits perfectly!
 Getting all dolled up with makeup (lipstick and eyeshadow) before the parents were kicked out for the "real" tea party!
 Beautiful girl!

Bye mommy!  I'm all ready for my party!