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.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ready for Astronomy Night

Miss Bridget has been super interested in the moon (or Luna as she calls her) since she was tiny. When I heard about Astronomy Night, I knew we had to check it out!
The Las Vegas Astronomical Society was awesome and we got the chance to look at Jupiter (we could even see its moons!), the Orion Nebula, open star clusters, and of course, Luna. Bridget asked some great questions for a three year old (Why does it look so small and then so big? Are there any GIRL astronomers?!) and made some great observations (Mommy, the moon is upside down in here!).
I can't wait for Astronomy Day in April!

Friday, March 15, 2013


Seriously you guys, the girl can read! She picks up books around our house all the time and has no trouble. Her current faves are anything Disney Princess related and the Dance Fairies series. Umm, hello second grade chapter books! Could I be any prouder? Nope, I don't think so.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Putting those tea party skills to use

We had a picnic/tea party on our living room floor for dinner the other night. Bridget had so much fun teaching Mommy and Daddy the proper way to stir and sip.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Playing in the snow

Finally, we made it to the snow!
We got some late season snow this weekend and finally made time to take Bridget up. She has been BEGGING to go up to the mountains to see the snow for months but we just couldn't find the time (or the right clothing). Knowing that this would be out last chance, we just bit the bullet and went. Thank goodness! Bridget had a great time and can't wait until we can go again!
Sooo excited! Can you tell?

Of course, there has to be a snowball fight.

Careful. Daddy will throw back. :)

Her first snow angel.


Our dandy little snowgirl.

Our little fam.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Exploring all of the big trucks

What is it with kids and busses?  This was the highlight of her day.  

"Driving" the trash truck.

We went to the "Touch-a-Truck"event. This year was a much better success than last year. Bridget actually touched some of the trucks this year. :)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Making Valentines

Yes Ladies and Gents, she is writing her name on all 30 of her Valentines. 

Proud of herself. Can't say I blame her. ;)

Yes, we waited until the last minute to do these. Silly overachieving Mommy found these on Pinterest and decided they looked easy enough. *insert eyeroll* Those were a pain in the butt to cut out and then the glow sticks kept snapping as we were putting them together. But, they were super cute and that's what counts, right? If you want to try for yourself sometime, here's the link to the free printable. Glowstick Valentines

Sunday, February 10, 2013

At the cutest, fanciest tea party ever

I wish I could show you all of the awesome dresses. This place was great! Each girl got a super fancy dress and hat, was taught how to curtsy, and learned proper tea party etiquette (apparently, stir three times, tap three times, then place the spoon on the saucer)
We will definitely be going back to Cupkates by Kate. :)