Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fun Saturday

We tried out one of Amanda's birthday gifts today. She got a princess cool system oven and it worked well. Amanda loved picking out which sprinkles she was going to use on the cookies. This kept her busy for a while while I made homemade lasagna and chocolate chip cookies.

I let her blow out some candles for fun—like it was her birthday all over again!

My 36th Birthday

I turned 36 years old on Feb. 26th! Amanda was sick with a cold and fever so I took her to the doctor in the afternoon. Bob's parents and brother came over for dinner. We had chinese food and Mary made me this lovely cake.

Amanda wanted to change her outfit when we got home from the doctor, so I let her pick out and wear what she wanted for my birthday party. You would have never known by looking at these photos that she had a fever!

Bob surprised me with a Wii as an early birthday gift on Valentine's Day! I have not had a chance to play with it much, but I look forward to soon. I would like to get WiiFit!

Amanda had fun playing golf with her grandpa. And Bob wrote in my birthday card that he was really enjoying my birthday gift this year!

Look at Amanda go!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Amanda's 4th Birthday Party

Amanda turned 4 years old on Feb. 10, 2009!

We had her princess themed birthday on Feb. 7.

Her grandmother made a beautiful princess cake.

All of the girls had fun making princess crowns and purses. The crafts were a big hit!

I made little princess wands by gluing wooden crown cut-outs to dowel rods. I spray painted them pink and added pearl stands and ribbon. I also added sparkles and a special sparkle-glitter glue to the wands.

Megan is showing us her purse.

Angela loved her purse and crown. She wore her crown to school the next Monday morning!

Kaylan had fun gluing the sparkles on her crown.

Brielle was dressed as tinkerbell. She loved her crown.

Three little princesses—so cute!

Amanda loved the balloons and decorations!

I started buying favor items on sale last November. The little princess buckets are actually Halloween candy pails that I got for 75% off after Halloween at Walmart. I also found princess tattoos, wallets, bubble bath, sponges, and bath books on sale at Target and Walmart.

We served little finger foods for the princesses.

The adults liked the food too!

Here are all but one of the princesses. I could not get Charlene to be in the photo.

Grabbing for candy after it came out of the princess piñata.

The piñata was original an island barbie themed piñata that I got on clearance at Party City for $5.00. I covered up Island Barbie with the Disney Princesses and saved $15.00. This was a party with a budget after all!

Amanda blowing out the candles with a little help from her friends.

The cake was yummy!

Everyone had a good time!

Amanda and grandma took the princess oven and mixer out of the box after everyone left. Amanda loved it! We also opened up the presents from both sets of grandparents that night.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Fun Playing Dress Up

Amanda loves to play "dress up".
Here is what she put on today when she got home from preschool. So funny!

Here is the beautiful sunset from last night from our back deck.