Sunday, June 9, 2013


Bridget has been saying since, oh, about the day after her 3rd birthday party that for her next party she wanted a purple unicorn party. Oh dear. Do you know how hard it is to find anything unicorn not also connected with rainbows? It's darn near impossible. So, this party was done from scratch. I think it turned out pretty great and all the kids enjoyed it which is the important part, right?

The birthday girl! Can you tell what her favorite color is?

Table set up.
Unicorn horns for everyone! These were super simple to make. Cotton candy paper holders, some purple sparkle paint, hot glue, and headbands. Can you tell I ran out of time there at the end? Couldn't get the canister covered. Oops.

Music, decorations, and fun. We had coloring sheets, bracelet making, aaaaaannnnnd...
PIN THE HORN ON THE ALICORN! (Thanks to My Little Pony for the word) This was made by Bridget's aunt. Isn't it too cute!?

This was the end result. Sparkly horns everywhere!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Rainbow Alicorn

Gotta love Nana and Poppop's house. There's an amazing pool and a very artistic Auntie who can create amazing unicorn horns in no time.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Showing our appreciation

Yes my friends, it is teacher appreciation week. A week that as a teacher I love! As a first time parent of a student, I'm loving it even more. I get to be a gift giver! Not only am I being appreciated at school, I'm able to share the love with Bridget's teachers. Win-win! After thinking of all the great gifts I have received over the years, I thought back on my favorites. Those have been the thoughtful and handmade gifts. Also, if it has a bit of practicality thrown in, it's golden! So, on to Pinterest I went to find the perfect gifts to give.

For the longest time, I really wanted to make these decorated clipboards, but soon realized that I just don't have the time or patience right now to cut and measure and coordinate and all that jazz.

Aren't they cute?

Then, I found this great idea. Seriously, who doesn't love m&m's and a cute poem? However, after studying the poem for a minute, I thought to myself, "Umm, aren't there BROWN m&m's? Yes, I believe there are!" After a few more minutes (or maybe a half hour at least) of searching around, I found a few more takes on the container, but no mention of the brown m&m's. What the heck people?  So, I took matters into my own hands.


The tumblers and m&m's were on sale at Walgreens, I had the ribbon on hand, and then it was just a simple type and print. Awesome, right? I must say, I was probably way too proud of the slight tweaks I made to that poem than was necessary. Still, it made me laugh and I hope it brought a smile to her teacher's as well.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

At the Celtic Festival

We had a great time at the Celtic Festival playing Fairy, learning about different Scottish clans, watching crazy strong men and women, listening to pipes and drums, and watching the drum major competitions. Such fun. Can't wait till next year!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Loving her new cousin

Welcome to the outside world Abi!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Having a Happy Spring

Please, no paparazzi. :) Waiting in line for the bunnies.


Getting some Spring pictures at the Springs Preserve
She walked like this most of the day. Truly, she thinks she is a princess.

We spent the weekend before Easter enjoying the beautiful weather and taking in some happy family time. First stop, a bunny and chick petting zoo. I had such high hopes for this and was sorely disappointed. Bridget was a trooper though and waited easily in the ridiculously long line happily chatting with others around her and sipping her hot chocolate.

Next, a trip to the Springs Preserve where I knew we wouldn't be disappointed. We love it there and it's one of out go to places for pictures in the sun. Bridget had a great time seeing the flowers blooming, showing off her new springtime dress, and watching the new "Animals of South America" show.
I love the short amount of time we get Spring here in the desert. I'm glad we got out to enjoy it while it lasts.